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Old 08-19-2003, 05:01 AM   #1
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Linux and VPN


This is a tough one...

I currently connect from my Windows machine to machines at work via a VPN.

In trying to make the great leap to Linux, one of my main stumbling blocks appears to be my lack of a VPN client for Linux.

Is there one out there, and if so, can someone help me use it?

Thanks!

Richard
 
Old 08-19-2003, 06:33 AM   #2
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I would start with this document

http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO/VPN-HOWTO.html

I found it using Google.

I think also you need to find out what type of vpn you company is using to tetermine what your vpn client setup. You will have to provide more info before anyone can give you advise.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 10:45 AM   #3
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We are using SonicWall VPN. on my Windows machine, I am connected to our VPN server via the SonicWall Secure VPN Client v. 5.1.3 (build 4). Not sure if that is helpful. My security policy is contained in a document called "policy.spd" and using a "pre-shared key."
 
Old 08-19-2003, 10:54 AM   #4
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The message from the guy above discusses how to set up and configured your own VPN. It sounds like you don't want to do that.

It sounds like you want to connect to an existing VPN that is based on SonicWall. One of the ways to do this is to research FreeSWAN (link), which is a linux IPSec client. A quick browse through their pages tells me it works with SonicWall, but YMMV.

cheers
-B
 
Old 08-19-2003, 10:57 AM   #5
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Sorry, i don't know what you mean by "it works with SonicWall, but YMMV."
 
Old 08-19-2003, 11:12 AM   #6
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(Y)our (M)ileage (M)ay (V)ary. Aka, the information is based from user testimonial posted on their website.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 11:44 AM   #7
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Hey Bix....I'm trying to do the same thing with a SonicWall that I use at work. Keep this post up to date and I'll do the same if I make any progress.

-Scott
 
Old 06-17-2005, 12:30 AM   #8
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Hi,

Has anyone had any luck on connecting a Linux client to a Sonicwall appliance via a Linux VPN client application?

I'm not sure if one even exists!

Shane
 
  


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