[K12OSN] CISCO vpn client for linux

Lewis Holcroft lewis at pcc.com
Thu Oct 7 12:22:54 UTC 2004


Thank you very much. This worked like a charm.


On Oct 6, 2004, at 9:14 PM, Terrell Prudé, Jr. wrote:

> 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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