Secure VPN connection terminated locally by the client. Reason 414: Failed to establish a TCP connection.

May 4th, 2010 by ganton | Print

At the end of last week I updated my Windows XP with SP3. After a while I’ve tried to connect to the company network using Cisco VPN client and it failed to connect with the error stated in post’s header. If you look in the log you can see that the client tries to connect the server but for some reason it is impossible.

8      13:33:29.058  05/04/10  Sev=Info/6    IPSEC/0×6370001F

TCP SYN sent to 0.0.0.0, src port 1076, dst port 443

9      13:33:29.058  05/04/10  Sev=Info/6    IPSEC/0×6370001C

TCP SYN-ACK received from 0.0.0.0, src port 443, dst port 1076

10     13:33:29.058  05/04/10  Sev=Info/6    IPSEC/0×63700020

TCP ACK sent to 0.0.0.0, src port 1076, dst port 443

11     13:33:34.558  05/04/10  Sev=Info/6    IPSEC/0×6370001D

TCP RST received from 0.0.0.0, src port 443, dst port 1076

12     13:33:34.558  05/04/10  Sev=Info/6    IPSEC/0×6370001F

TCP SYN sent to 0.0.0.0, src port 1076, dst port 443

13     13:33:40.058  05/04/10  Sev=Info/6    IPSEC/0×6370001F

TCP SYN sent to 0.0.0.0, src port 1076, dst port 443

14     13:33:44.074  05/04/10  Sev=Info/6    IPSEC/0×6370001F

TCP SYN sent to 0.0.0.0, src port 1076, dst port 443

15     13:33:49.074  05/04/10  Sev=Info/4    CM/0×6310002A

Unable to establish TCP connection on port 443 with server "0.0.0.0"

After analyzing what was installed and what was changed it was clear that the SP3 update causes the error. I’ve checked the version of my VPN client which was 4.0.3. According to the information in the internet this version of Cisco VPN client has problems with SP2. Well, I had SP2 and it worked fine but with SP3 it doesn’t. In Microsoft support has an article that says about problems with SP2. I replaced Cisco VPN client 4.0.3 with version 5.0.0 and it works fine now.

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