Installing the Cisco VPN Client on Linux

Revision as of 12:44, 6 January 2010 by Petar Mitrevski (talk | contribs) (Added tag: 'VPN')

The Cisco VPN Client on Linux is not officially supported. Please use these instructions as guidelines and do not contact Middlebury College for support regarding the Cisco VPN Client for Linux.

Requirements: You will need to have the header files and the GCC compiler for your particular version of Linux. Check your documentation for details on this.

  • Download the Cisco VPN Client for Linux from here. Open the command line / Terminal and follow the next steps.
  • cd to the folder where you donwloaded the client and unpack the client using the command
    tar -xfz vpnclient-linux.tar.gz
  • cd to the folder where the client was unpacked (usually cd vpnclient) and start the installation using the command line
    sudo ./vpn_install
  • Follow the onscreen instructions. The default options should work fine but exercise best judgement and consult your Linux documentation if you have questions.
  • Before using the Cisco VPN client you may need to start it using this command
    sudo /etc/init.d/vpnclient_init start
    The command may not be needed, depending on what you chose during the installation of the client.
  • Now the client needs to be configured to access Middlebury's VPN server.
  • Download a set of configuration files from here.
  • Unzip them and copy all the pcf files to /etc/opt/cisco-vpnclient/Profiles
    cd to the folder where you unzipped the pcf files and execute this command
    sudo cp *.pcf /etc/opt/cisco-vpnclient/Profiles
  • To use the client run the command
    sudo vpnclient connect midd-main-udp
  • To disconnect run the command
    sudo vpnclient disconnect

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