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Old 09-09-2007, 09:10 PM   #1
brigo
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Cisco VPN Client 4.8 crashes smp kernel


Hello all!
I am running linux 2.6.9.0.0.0.1ELsmp kernel on an AMDx2 processor.
This is actually enterpise linux distributed by oracle.
I let the install choose which kernel, and I assume it chose smp since the amd proessor is x2 (there is only processor - but it is dual core)

I now installed cisco vpn client 4.8.00.490,
from the file vpnclient-linux-x86_64-4.8.00.0490-k9.tar.gz.

This is supposed to support the BIARCH architecture, and the 32bit systems (which is what I have running).

When I run the vpnclient, it connects, but then crashes the machine.

I have looked around and I have read that the VPN client does not support the smp kernel.

Has anyone here successfully run the cisco vpn client against the smp kernel?

Do I need the smp kernel? I could run the regular (EL) kernel, but when I tried, the kernel would not load - I would probably need to spend time cnfiguring it, etc, which I would prefer not to do.

Any help or advice is appreciated!
 
Old 09-11-2007, 05:45 AM   #2
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without wishing to dodge the question, have you tried running vpnc instead of vpnclient? witout trying a different version of the official cisco client etc... you're not that likely to get much of a solution i'd imagine.
 
Old 09-11-2007, 10:01 AM   #3
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vpnc works, but

Thank you for your reply.

I installed vpnc, and it does work.
I was getting "hoplimit" errors, so I hacked the the fix_ip.. function in vpnc_connect script so that that there is no hoplimit.
The problem now is that wen vpnc i invoked, it connects, but my regular routing table ges away, and I cannot get out to the internet, just the vpn network.

This is probably because of my changes to vpnc_connect - I should e able to add the route command to the script to put back my gateway?

Any suggestions as to how to configure route so that I can use both VPN and my local gateway (192.168.1.1)?

THANK YOU
 
Old 09-11-2007, 02:04 PM   #4
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yeah absolutely, just edit the vpnc-script file and at the top of it there should be a list of environmental variables which you can use to add specific routes that live down the tunnel. personally i also hack the script to stop it touching my resolv.conf in any way.
 
  


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