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I guess the Cisco client with its UDP/TCP tunneling tends to act somewhat like "dhcp" in that it configures things for you.. you are sort of on your own with vpnc. It comes with some scripts that can be tweaked... of course, I just write my own. Unlike the Cisco client, vpnc will not turn off your network connections. Something to keep in mind (basically means that you can join your VPN network to the internet if you so desire... something your admin might not like).
It appears that the best solution is to use vpnc on my home desktop (as computer ip & gateway remain static, & only the external ip address changes) but to keep battling with the cisco client for my laptop..
(my home desktop is 64bit & have never managed to get cisco to work, whereas the laptop did once work with cisco, before a kernel update,, that's the subject of another post)
anyway, once I am back home I will try your suggestions for my home computer & hope can get vpnc to work...
I am using vpnc 0.3.2-3 package from yum. Everything seems fine when i connect to my university as I get an ip and everything on tun0. I only need vpn to access some places on univ website...so i don't want to make it the default route. I added a static route using:
route add -net xxx.xxx.0.0 netmask 255.255.0.0 dev tun0
so that only univ sites route through tun0. The problem is that I can transmit packets but can't receive any. I have added my univ DNS server to resolv.conf and have turned off iptables. Also, apparently this version of vpnc doesn't come with the vpnc-connect and disconnect scripts to automatically set things.
Do i need to add the vpn gateway to the routing table?
Is there anything else i can try? Please help!