[ubuntu-uk] Cisco VPN Client

Josh Blacker jkblacker at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 13:36:51 GMT 2007

On 10/30/07, Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk> wrote:
> Josh,
> Tony Arnold wrote:
> > Josh,
> >
> > Josh Blacker wrote:
> >
> >> The wonderful UCL for my second year :) Haven't had the chance to try
> >> out the installed client yet, still need to set it up for the network
> >> here but if my Chaucer lecture's boring...
> >
> > I tried mine this morning. Connected OK, but then couldn't see anything
> > on the network. And a second connection didn't work unless I stopped and
> > started the client with /etc/init.d/vpnclient.
> >
> > Manchester has now made the 4.8.01 client available so I'll try that
> > later today.
> Tried this and it built and connects with no problems. My connectivity
> issues were due to my firewall. I don;t know how to configure it to fix
> it though, so I just turn it off.
> I'm going to try vpnc as well now.
> Regards,
> Tony.

Well having tried it and installing it finally, I was an idiot. I
couldn't get any info from college website about the .pcf file I
needed, so while waiting I decided to uninstall and try the newer
versions that the support guys posted...and now nothing will install
whatsoever, even with the patch applied. I think I give up on it.

I'm now installing vpnc and will see if the support guys will be nice
enough to help me configure it...

Moral of the story: if it works, just don't fiddle. Even if it looks
tempting. Especially if it looks tempting!

Josh Blacker

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