Cisco vpn with Core 2 2.6.5 kernel

Bob Marcan bob at
Tue May 18 06:29:37 UTC 2004

Peter Eddy wrote:

> Mike Loiterman wrote:
>> I have searched high and low for a way to get the cisco vpn linux
>> version 4.0.3.Bk9 client to work with a 2.6.5 kernel.
>> I have tried the deadlock patch from but it
>> doesn't work for me.
>> It worked great using a 2.4 kernel.
>> Does anyone have any other ideas?
> One thing which I would recommend you *not* do is spend money on the 
> Linksys BEFVP41, the allegedly Cisco VPN compatible router. I want to 
> use kernel 2.6 on an SMP machine and thought it would be worth 
> spending the money for a hardware solution since the software client 
> says that it doesn't support SMP or kernel 2.6.
> Well, the Linksys is crap, it looses its connection and needs to be 
> reset twice a day and, despite it saying "VPN Router" on the box, 
> didn't come with any instructions on how to use it with Cisco's VPN 
> (and Cisco now owns LinkSys, they even have their logo on the box.) In 
> fact it doesn't mention VPN setup anywhere. The HTML based UI is 
> agonizingly slow and the VPN parameters don't match Cisco's software 
> based VPN configuration. Total waste of money.
> Peter
I have Linksys BEFVP41, doesn't need reset twice a day,
and have VPN running with PIX, FW-1 and Netscreen.
HTML based setup sucks, but i don't use it twice a day :-)

Regards, Bob

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