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how to pass ra vpn subnet traffic through an ipsec tunnel


Dear geeks,

I have two sites lets call it main and dr connected via ipsec site to site vpn from cisco asa to cisco asa at both the ends. I also have Remote access vpn on both the ends  to the main site as well as on the dr site. 

Now the question is if i connect to the ra vpn to the dr site can i pass the traffic from the ra subnet through the ipsec site to site to the main site so from the ra vpn connected pc i can directly access the servers in the main site also. the ra subnet traffic can it be included in the crypto access-list in the site to site .

is there any drawbacks for this ..

please do let me know if you need more details.





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Marvin Rhoads
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This is a common implementation and described in numerous articles - it is often referred to as "hairpinning" or "U-Turn" as the traffic from RA VPN comes in via outside interface and then back out same interface to the peer site.

Three things are generally required:

1. the appropriate access-list entries (referenced by the crypto map associated with the tunnel)

2. NAT exemption for the RA subnet traffic headed to the peer site

3. permitting traffic via same-security-interface.

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