i am currently tasked to replace two firewalls we have in the company. The first is a small cisco ASA 5505 for client breakout and a MS TMG(yeah i hate,too) for publishing the Servers.
For the first step I am trying to replace the ASA. WAN connection is established via ADSL and PPPoE. The session is build just fine, traffic is allowed via accessrules and nat'ed correctly, but I just don't can't ping 126.96.36.199 or get any other traffic responses.
Something I've noticed so far is that our ASA always gets an IP from the 84.x.x.x - 86.x.x.x public ip range. The PA received ip like 188.110.x.x or 92.75.x.x. After the PA established the PPPoE Session i checked if it received the default route via CLI and it was there, NAT is source NAT+PAT of course. All interfaces are added in the virtual router and the correct access list has been hit, so i am quite clueless why it is so difficult to get the wan connection working. The other frustrating point is that i have very limited time windows for testing.
I'm grateful for ideas to solve this issue
Here are some screens from the log.
just to clarify you are able to browse the traffic however you are not able to ping 188.8.131.52. From the logs it seems you are able to do web-browsing and google analytic. The traffic is being seen in both directions. However when you are pinging you are not seeing the traffic.
Try ping from CLI using source as external ip to make sure you have connection upstream. The command would be
ping source (184.108.40.206 or the ip you are getting on the public interface) host 220.127.116.11
If this is successful then atleast you have connection from public interface to upstream.
Then try to use the internal interface using the same command.
If that fails you can trouble shoot it doing the following
1. Need to setup the filters for the traffic we are interested in. To do this, execute the following steps:
Navigate to Monitor--Packet Capture
Click 'Manage Filters'
Set Filter ID 1 to be the source IP and destination IP of traffic you feel is affected ( leave all other fields blank )
Set Filter ID 2 to be the exact inverse of what you did in step 3 (destination IP in source field, Source IP in destination field)
2. Setup up the captures
Create and name the file stage for a packet capture on all the stages (receive, transmit, firewall and drop)
3. Enable filters and captures
debug dataplane packet-diag set filter on
debug dataplane packet-diag set capture on
4. open 2 CLI windows
on 1 run the following command to look at the counter ( make sure it run this command once before running the traffic)
show counter global filter packet-filter yes delta yes
on the 2nd window run the following command to look at he sessions
show session all filter source <ip address> destination <ip address>
After your test has been done stop all the captures and filters and see if global counter show you anything why it is dropping the traffic or if you have getting pcap with drop stage.
This will help you narrow down the issue.
Let us know if this helps you resolve the issue.
so I just finished the Test for my morning timeframe. The results are kinda disappointing and here is the summary:
- pinging from given IP to GW IP didn't work, changed auth prot to chap, pap and auto with no difference
- tested with disabled automatically create default route pointing to peer and also with enabled setting -> no difference
- pinged the given IP from my smartphone -> ping successfully even with no access rule allowing the ping and no mgmt profile set on the IF -> this makes me believe, i've got the wrong account for dialing in
- As Numan advised I've created the packet captures, nothing dropped. Flows and sessions have been created and no drop.pcap was made, only receive, firewall and transmit
- as clarification, no I don't have a working WAN connection with the PAN. The pictures should illustrate, that NAT, routing and access rules are working as planned.
So since everything is looking fine from the firewall angle I guess I have to get back to my boss, to get the correct information for dialing in or do you have any other conclusion?
I am not sure what software version are you on but i know of an issue not where PA did not support relay session id and that was enhanced in 5.0.3.
While doing the setup you can also tail the pppoed process to see what messages you are seeing
tail follow yes mp-log pppoed.log
Here is the bug which you can also verify in the release notes of 5.0.3
42147—PPPoE sessions were failing on the firewall when a PPPoE relay device was used between the firewall and the PPPoE sever. Issue due to a problem where the firewall was not parsing relay session IDs that begin with Null. As of this release (5.0.3), PAN-OS will now work with PPPoE relay.
Hope this helps in narrowing down the issue.
currently it is running on 5.0.6 since the support told me for another case, this would be the most stable and bugfree available.
Here is the output from the log:
Aug 13 10:36:51 Error: pan_pppoed_dp_connect(pan_pppoe_thread.c:261): pan_pppoed_setup_socket() failed
Aug 13 10:36:51 Warning: pan_pppoe_setup_dp_conn(pan_pppoe_thread.c:344): Failed to connect to DP
Aug 14 07:18:47 Error: pan_pppoe_recv_pkt(pan_pppoe_fsm.c:1321): [0x9fdb550/26] Drop PPP Sess pkt, sess_id received:1505 does not match pppoe_fsm sess id:0
Aug 14 07:18:47 Error: pan_pppoe_recv_pkt(pan_pppoe_fsm.c:1322):
Aug 14 07:18:48 Error: pan_pppoe_recv_pkt(pan_pppoe_fsm.c:1321): [0x9fdb550/26] Drop PPP Sess pkt, sess_id received:1505 does not match pppoe_fsm sess id:0
Aug 14 07:18:48 Error: pan_pppoe_recv_pkt(pan_pppoe_fsm.c:1322):
Aug 14 07:18:50 Error: pan_pppoe_recv_pkt(pan_pppoe_fsm.c:1321): [0x9fdb550/26] Drop PPP Sess pkt, sess_id received:1505 does not match pppoe_fsm sess id:0
Aug 14 07:18:50 Error: pan_pppoe_recv_pkt(pan_pppoe_fsm.c:1322):
Aug 14 07:18:51 Error: pan_pppoe_fsm_run(pan_pppoe_fsm.c:1202): [0x9fdb550/26] Drop PPPoE PADT pkt, sess_id received:1505 does not match pppoe_fsm sess id:0
Aug 14 07:18:51 Error: pan_pppoe_fsm_run(pan_pppoe_fsm.c:1203):
What is isn't as expected, that the timestamp is from yesterday morning. I could dial in, but had no real outgoing connection later on and also today in the timerange from 7:15 - 8:00.
Also tried to dial in via my laptop and also experienced the same problem. I received an IP from an unsual Pool and had no connection to the ISP or beyond. I've checked on the ASA the little bit of information you get out of the config and the username is correct, but maybe the password was changed and no one in the company can remember so. I always thought, that if you try to dial in with wrong credentials, that you receive an error or so instead of receiving an IP which doesn't work correctly.
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