This is the famous: "I only pressed *that* button! *Not* *that* button".
I've searched high and low including browsing through the last 8000+ posts in this group but haven't found anything which gave me a clue of what causes my vpn to stop working. :-( I know I should provide the configuration (and I will this Monday) but I hope somebody may provide me with a clue of what events triggered my vpn to stop working.
The employee before me configured the following internet set up:
(internet) 192.168.1.1 -> 192.168.1.2 (ASA 5510) 172.18.1.x -> (network)
The internet router is a standard (Danish) internet router which performs PAT, DHCP, ... The ASA 5510 is set up to "the same way", i.e., it also performs PAT, DHCP, ..., i.e., the functionality of the ISP router is ignored! And the provider claims that we haven't ever asked them to set their router in bridge-mode, i.e., passing the tcp/ip directly to our Cisco box.
Then one day some yerk dug a hole without consulting the maps and lo & behold he cut a fiber and we (and the rest of the people on an island) went offline! Fortunately we have a WiMax (wireless) so I set out to use that instead and after changing the following settings through the GUI:
- the static ip-address & netmask of the ASA to match the WiMax 2. the default route to match the WiMax (deleted and created a new one) 3. the DNS entries in the DHCP settings
everything(*) worked like a charm and we got back to work!*) The vpn from the outside didn't work of course because our ip-address changed because we changed provider but that should work again when we restored the original connection - yeah right!
The next day the original line was back up and I (as far as I know) restored the values in the ASA - but it didn't work and I fiddled - don't*do* that - with all the settings and finally consulted the documentation and suddenly after 15 minutes the packets started flowing through!?!
What happened? Well I don't know but everything seemed to work - except the vpn! :-(
When I look into the log it complains about "deny ip spoof from192.168.1.2" (or was it 192.168.1.1) every time I try to connect through vpn.
What has been changed/removed without my knowledge when I changed/removed/created the values to connect the WiMax and later to restore the original connection?
Andrew Engels Rump