[K12OSN] CISCO vpn client for linux

"Terrell Prudé, Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Thu Oct 7 01:14:27 UTC 2004

Lewis Holcroft wrote:

> Thanks,
> 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 option?
> I'm working with no documentation here. So I'm really in the dark.
> Lewis
> 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
>>> 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?
>>> Thanks
>>> Lewis
>> 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.
>> --TP
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In my .pcf file, there's a setting "EnableLocalLan".  Try setting that 
to 1 and let us know.

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