allow PPTP client through Cisco ASA 8.4 to external PPTP server

In order to allow a PPTP VPN client through a Cisco ASA firewall in order to access an external PPTP server you need to add the following to your configuration.

policy-map global_policy

class inspection_default

inspect pptp

Upgrade VDSL modem firmware on a Cisco 880 Series Router

Firstly transfer the new firmware to your router’s flash memory¬†using tftp. Next enter config mode and type:

router(config)# controller vdsl 0

Then type the following command at the prompt, where YOUR_FIRMWARE is the name of the firmware file that you transferred to flash e.g. vdsl.bin-A2pv6C035d_d23j which is the recommended firmware for BT ADSL in the UK.

router(config-controller)# firmware filename flash:YOUR_FIRMWARE


Cisco BT xDSL Product Bulletin

A2pv6C035d_d23j Firmware Release Notes


Restart a VPN tunnel on a Cisco ASA or PIX

To reset and restart VPN tunnels on a Cisco ASA or PIX firewall simply type:

clear crypto isakmp sa