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Set permanent IPSec VPN tunnel

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Hello guys,

 

would you be so kind and help me with any function, which can set VPN tunnel as a permanent one? Because when tunnel is not using, it goes down and then it will not come up without push on our side. 

 

So, maybe there is some function / algorithm which will send over the tunnel small amount of data to keep it alive. I was not able to find it.

 

Thank you in advance

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L2 Linker

Hi Mate, 

 

Set up tunnel monitoring maybe. Sends small amount of monitoring traffic over the tunnel. Give your tunnel interfaces an IP. Some reference for TM below. 

 

https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/pan-os/9-0/pan-os-admin/vpns/set-up-site-to-site-vpn/set-up-tunnel...

tunnel-ip.PNGipsec-tunnel.PNG

You could also use path monitoring on the virtual router to poll an address the other side of a tunnel or anything else for that matter. 

 

 

https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/pan-os/9-0/pan-os-admin/networking/static-routes/configure-path-mo...

 

cheers

 

Rob 

 

 

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L2 Linker

Hi Mate, 

 

Set up tunnel monitoring maybe. Sends small amount of monitoring traffic over the tunnel. Give your tunnel interfaces an IP. Some reference for TM below. 

 

https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/pan-os/9-0/pan-os-admin/vpns/set-up-site-to-site-vpn/set-up-tunnel...

tunnel-ip.PNGipsec-tunnel.PNG

You could also use path monitoring on the virtual router to poll an address the other side of a tunnel or anything else for that matter. 

 

 

https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/pan-os/9-0/pan-os-admin/networking/static-routes/configure-path-mo...

 

cheers

 

Rob 

 

 

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Hi,

 

thank you for advice. We used just simple ICMP to keep it alive.

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