Jan 23

VPN Troubleshooting – Phase 1 – ISAKMP (IKE) Status Messages MM_WAIT_MSG#

When troubleshooting Phase 1 of a VPN tunnel the MM_WAIT_MSG state can be a great clue as to why your tunnel is not forming. If your firewall hangs at a certain state then this will show you where in the path your VPN is failing.Phase1

MM_WAIT_MSG2

What is happening

                Initiator sends its hashed IKE policy details to the receiver to create the initial contact.  Initiator will stay in this state until it receives a response back from the remote peer.

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