Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Cisco vpn client 4.8 running on openSUSE 10.3

Peppie: here are some notes on how to install, configure and run the Cisco vpn client 4.8 on openSUSE 10.3.

First make sure that you are running kernel Earlier versions of the kernel gave us problems during compile. Check your kernel version with:

# uname -r

Download version 4.8 of the client. You can download it from here: http://helpdesk.ugent.be/vpn/download/vpnclient-linux-x86_64- Earlier and later versions gave us problems and were not working. Our advice is to stick to version 4.8 for now.

Extract the downloaded file.

Download a patch for this client.

# wget http://tuxx-home.at/projects/cisco-vpnclient/vpnclient-linux-2.6.22.diff

Apply the patch:

# cd vpnclient
# patch -i ../vpnclient-linux-2.6.22.diff

Install the client:

# sudo ./vpn_install

Start the vpn service:

# sudo /etc/init.d/vpnclient_init start

Now you should be able to start the vpn service by:

# vpnclient connect yourPCFfile


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