NOTE: While the Linux VPN client is not officially supported by OIT, we will be happy to answer questions about the client to the best of our ability.
If you use the client download from this website, the configuration should be preset and usable immediately. There is only a small setup procedure as defined below that is necessary before using the VPN.
>sudo ./vpn_install Cisco Systems VPN Client Version 4.6.02 (0030) Linux Installer Copyright (C) 1998-2004 Cisco Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. By installing this product you agree that you have read the license.txt file (The VPN Client license) and will comply with its terms. Directory where binaries will be installed [/usr/local/bin] (common default, but your choice) Automatically start the VPN service at boot time [yes]no (if you're connecting a lot, you may want to have it start automatically) In order to build the VPN kernel module, you must have the kernel headers for the version of the kernel you are running. (you may need to download the kernel source code from Redhat if you chose not to install it during the OS installation.) Directory containing linux kernel source code [/lib/modules/2.6.9-11.ELsmp/build] (this is where the kernel source code would be with different numbers depending on your OS version) Binaries will be installed in "/usr/local/bin". Modules will be installed in "/lib/modules/2.6.9-11.ELsmp/CiscoVPN". The VPN service will *NOT* be started automatically at boot time. Kernel source from "/lib/modules/2.6.9-11.ELsmp/build" will be used to build the module. Is the above correct [y] Shutting down /opt/cisco-vpnclient/bin/vpnclient: module cisco_ipsec is not running. Stopped: /etc/init.d/vpnclient_init (VPN init script) Making module make -C /lib/modules/2.6.9-11.ELsmp/build SUBDIRS=/home/buffalor/Desktop/vpnclient modules make: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.9-11.EL-smp-i686' Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.9-11.EL-smp-i686' Create module directory "/lib/modules/2.6.9-11.ELsmp/CiscoVPN". Copying module to directory "/lib/modules/2.6.9-11.ELsmp/CiscoVPN". Already have group 'bin' Creating start/stop script "/etc/init.d/vpnclient_init". /etc/init.d/vpnclient_init Installing license.txt (VPN Client license) in "/opt/cisco-vpnclient/": Installing bundled user profiles in "/etc/opt/cisco-vpnclient/Profiles/": Replaced Profiles: cuboulder housing oncampus sample Copying binaries to directory "/opt/cisco-vpnclient/bin". Adding symlinks to "/usr/local/bin". /opt/cisco-vpnclient/bin/vpnclient /opt/cisco-vpnclient/bin/cisco_cert_mgr /opt/cisco-vpnclient/bin/ipseclog Copying setuid binaries to directory "/opt/cisco-vpnclient/bin". /opt/cisco-vpnclient/bin/cvpnd Copying libraries to directory "/opt/cisco-vpnclient/lib". /opt/cisco-vpnclient/lib/libvpnapi.so Copying header files to directory "/opt/cisco-vpnclient/include". /opt/cisco-vpnclient/include/vpnapi.h Setting permissions. /opt/cisco-vpnclient/bin/cvpnd (setuid root) /opt/cisco-vpnclient (group bin readable) /etc/opt/cisco-vpnclient (permissions not changed) You may wish to change these permissions to restrict access to root. You must run "/etc/init.d/vpnclient_init start" before using the client. You will need to run this script every time you reboot your computer. (only if you have chosen not to have the vpn client automatically start at boot.)
Initialize Cisco VPN: >sudo /etc/init.d/vpnclient_init start