|I'm in the process of setting up about 5 or 6 small offices, all have |adsl, to vpn back to our central office server. Each office has |anywhere from the largest of 25 computers to the smallest which has 6. |Our central office has a Small Business server 2003 using ISA Server |2000 and and Cisco Pix 506E with a T1. I would like to use a Linksys |BEFVP41 to VPN each office back to central office. Is there somewhere |that will show me how to do this? I know this can be done..but I need |the command line for the PIX and how to setup the BEFVP41. One other |question, would the remote offices need a static IP? | |Thanks......
The first question I have is why are you using ISA Server AND a PIX? The PIX can easily handle ALL of your firewall needs, and far more efficiently than ISA can.
As for BEFVP41 to PIX, there is no supported method to connect them. While they both support IPSec, the VP41 (and RV series now) implementation is deliberately different than the PIX, at least according to my dealer tech support rep at Linksys. Cisco wants you to buy PIX 501's or 506E's for your remote offices and a 506E or 515 for your home office in a situation like you have. If that is cost prohibitive you might consider using RV042 series at each location. They support 30 tunnels and dual Internet pipes (for backup if you need it), otherwise, I'd look for 501's for the 6 user office and 506E's for the larger offices (or just get all 506E's for ease of management).
Be forewarned, however, that Cisco hasn't yet provided a version 7 of their latest PIX OS for 501 or 506E, at least the last time I checked, so if you're in need of any of those features you'll have to wait for 7.1 and a striped down version for the 50x series.
Thanks... Brian Bergin
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