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Configuring Site-to-Site VPN

I need to configure Site-to-Site VPN (PSK) between two offices. Both offices have ASA 5505 firewall. Office 2 ASA is going to be behind NAT router (ISP) and it's not possible to turn NAT off. There is still a static IP address. Office 1 has a static public IP address and this IP is directly configured to ASA.

Can someone help me a bit. I'm very unfamiliar with ASA. From my understanding the NAT won't be a problem when the VPN connection is started from the device that sits behind the NAT router?

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Re: Configuring Site-to-Site VPN

You are right, if the ASA behind the NAT initiates the VPN, then the NAT-device doesn't need any forwarding configured. The ASA just needs to be able to connect to the internet. On both ASAs NAT-Traversal needs to be enabled, but thats the default.

You can use the VPN-Wizard in ASDM to configure the VPN. On the ASA with the public IP (wothout NAT) just use the other sides public IP of the NAT-device as the peer adress. With that the VPN should work.

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Configuring Site-to-Site VPN

Thank you karsten! That was helpful. I don't like wizards so I will try to configure VPN manually with CLI.

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Configuring Site-to-Site VPN

CLI is even better! Take a look at the following example and the L2L-section in the config-guide:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/products_configuration_example09186a0080950890.shtml

v8.2: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa82/configuration/guide/site2sit.html

v8.4: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa84/configuration/guide/vpn_site2site.html

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