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Old 03-28-2007, 07:28 AM   #1
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Cisco VPN help


Hello all
Im trying to install a cisco VPN client on my laptop thats running fedora core 6. When i try and install it i get this message

[clmowers@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost clmowers]# cd Programs
[root@localhost Programs]# cdvpnclient
bash: cdvpnclient: command not found
[root@localhost Programs]# cd vpnclient
[root@localhost vpnclient]# ./vpn_install
Cisco Systems VPN Client Version 4.8.00 (0490) Linux Installer
Copyright (C) 1998-2005 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]/usr/local/bin

Automatically start the VPN service at boot time [yes]y

In order to build the VPN kernel module, you must have the
kernel headers for the version of the kernel you are running.

For RedHat 6.x users these files are installed in /usr/src/linux by default
For RedHat 7.x users these files are installed in /usr/src/linux-2.4 by default
For Suse 7.3 users these files are installed in /usr/src/linux-2.4.10.SuSE by de

Directory containing linux kernel source code []/lib/modules/2.6.20-1.2933.fc6

* Binaries will be installed in "/usr/local/bin".
* Modules will be installed in "/lib/modules/2.6.20-1.2933.fc6/CiscoVPN".
* The VPN service will be started AUTOMATICALLY at boot time.
* Kernel source from "/lib/modules/2.6.20-1.2933.fc6" will be used to build the module.

Is the above correct [y]y

Making module
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.20-1.2933.fc6 SUBDIRS=/home/clmowers/Programs/vpnclient modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/lib/modules/2.6.20-1.2933.fc6'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `modules'. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/lib/modules/2.6.20-1.2933.fc6'
make: *** [default] Error 2
Failed to make module "cisco_ipsec.ko".
[root@localhost vpnclient]#


Im still fairly new to linux but getting better. Im not sure what i am missing and i tried everything. Any help with be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all that will respond and have a nice day

Chris

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Old 03-28-2007, 07:45 AM   #2
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can i suggest that you *don't* use the cisco client? try vpnc instead, a much much simpler implementation for cisco vpns. it is, apparently, slightly less featureful, but never been an issue to me.
 
Old 03-28-2007, 08:03 AM   #3
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I would, but our firewall is not configured to allow generic IPSec tunnels... We only allow this for site to site, not client to site. So i have not choice but to use the cisco VPN client on my box.
 
Old 03-28-2007, 08:19 AM   #4
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as i said above, it is for cisco ipsec tunnels, xauth the likes.
 
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I will give it a shot to see what happenes and i will let you know. Thanks for you help
 
Old 03-28-2007, 08:39 AM   #6
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Ok I have installed the client and i do have 1 more question. I havent messed around with this program. Will the cisco PCF file work with this program or does it need to be redone. Also, if it does need to be redone, What are the settings that need to be in the config file? Thanks
 
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this seems like a reasonable setup guide. http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/draft/vpnc-howto.xml
 
  


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