NAT rule for IPSEC VPN using NAT-T

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NAT rule for IPSEC VPN using NAT-T

L0 Member

I'm running PANOS 4.0.13 and I've enabled NAT-T via the command line.  I'm having trouble getting traffic to pass and I assume it must be my NAT policy.

1. I set a destination NAT as the vendor will be the initiator.  The NAT is defined like this:

srczone: Vendor-VPN

dstzone: Untrust  dstaddr: NAT IP ( dst translation addr: Real IP (

After writing this, perhaps the dstzone should be Trust, but I don't see that as the proper designation from the Doc's I'm reading.

2. I also tried making a Bi-Directional static Source NAT like so, but it doesn't appear to be working:

srczone: Trust  srcaddr: real IP (  src translation addr: nat IP (

dstzone: Vendor-VPN

Please let me know your suggestions.


L6 Presenter

what do you see in traffic logs related to VPN ?

That will give information where you make a mistake in NAT

L4 Transporter

For your destination NAT: Assuming 'Vendor-VPN' is the zone the tunnel terminates on,

NAT rule should be:

srczone: Vendor-VPN

dstzone: Vendor-VPN  dstaddr: NAT IP (; dst translation addr: Real IP (

Security policy:

srczone: Vendor-VPN

dstzone: Trust  dstaddr: NAT IP (

Looks like the bi-directional static NAT should have worked as well, not sure why it didn't. You can trace the NAT IP/nat rules/security rules matching the traffic from the traffic logs.



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