[K12OSN] CISCO vpn client for linux
lewis at pcc.com
Wed Oct 6 15:22:22 UTC 2004
I'm glad to know this is in use and works.
I should say I am new to this process and site I am connecting too are
all windows folks. So the learning curve is steep.
I did run into a problem. I am running the vpnclient on the server and
when it does connect the LAN gets disabled. This is a problem as all of
the local desktops stop responding. Are folks using the vpnclient on
the server or on workstations on the network? Is this a configurable
I'm working with no documentation here. So I'm really in the dark.
On Oct 5, 2004, at 7:42 PM, Terrell Prudé, Jr. wrote:
> Lewis Holcroft wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have rolled out a K12LTSP 4.0 cluster of 5 servers (I could upgrade
>> but I just got this installation working and am going to wait a
>> while) and now that we have all the equipment in we are told that
>> the client needs to use a $MS product. The vendor does not offer a
>> Linux version so....
>> The first step is to set up a vpn link. The vendor uses CISCO 3000
>> series product and has sent along a copy of the cisco vpn client
>> version 4.6.00.0045-k9.
>> This requires the kernel source to install. That was fun to install.
>> When I start the daemon I get messages about tainting the kernel,
>> which concerns me. Should I be concerned? I think so.
>> Is anyone running this vpn client?
>> If so, does it work well or have problems?
> I have been using the Cisco VPN Client since v4.0.3B, up to and
> including the 4.6 version specified above, since 4.0.3B came out.
> Works fine, though for 2.6 kernels, experience has taught me that you
> will need the 4.6 version for reliable operation.
> I have successfully done this on Red Hat Linux 9, Slackware GNU/Linux
> 9.1 and 10.0, and SuSE Linux 9.1. "Tainted" simply means that a
> proprietary, i. e. non-GPL kernel module is getting inserted into the
> kernel. Doesn't affect operation, but I wish Cisco would be less
> anally retentive about the GPL.
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