LKBEN11128: Cisco VPN for Ubuntu 9.0.4


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 1 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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Symptom

You need a VPN and have a cisco router.

Cause

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Solution

Since Ubuntu 9.0.4 it is very easy to configure Cisco VPN. You don’t need to install the Cisco VPN client. NetworkManager includes support for Cisco IPSec VPNs. NetworkManager attempts to keep an active network connection available at all times. It is intended primarily for laptops where it allows easy switching between local wireless networks, it’s also useful on desktops with a selection of different interfaces to use. It is not intended for usage on servers. This package provides a VPN plugin for vpnc, providing easy access Cisco Concentrator based VPN’s.

First you need to install network-manager-vpnc using the following command:

    sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc

Now configure your VPN connection:

Click on the NetworkManager icon in the system tray, VPN Connections -> Configure VPN

Follow the onscreen instructions.

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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