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Old 10-09-2003, 12:10 PM   #1
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Cisco VPN-Client

I am having trouble installing an cisco-vpn client in linux.
Currently under RedHat 9 (have tried some different distros also)

When trying to install the Cisco VPN-Clinet version
3.5.1 and
I get this error : "cisco_ipsec is compiled using gcc 2 and the kernel is compiled using gcc 3, this is known to fail" (rougly)

When trying to install the Cisco VPN-Clinet version
3.7.3 and
I get this error : "cisco_ipsec will taint the kernel" when trying to start the vpn client.
And this error : "Incorrectly built binary which accesses errno, h_errno or _res directly. Needs to be fixed." when trying to connect.

Full output (whitout install) of 4.0 client messages :

[root@xxxxx vpn]# /etc/init.d/vpnclient_init start
Starting /usr/local/bin/vpnclient: Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/CiscoVPN/cisco_ipsec will taint the kernel: no license
See for information about tainted modules
Module cisco_ipsec loaded, with warnings
[root@xxxxx vpn]# vpnclient connect me
Cisco Systems VPN Client Version 4.0 (Rel)
Copyright (C) 1998-2003 Cisco Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Client Type(s): Linux
Running on: Linux 2.4.20-8 #1 Thu Mar 13 17:54:28 EST 2003 i686

Incorrectly built binary which accesses errno, h_errno or _res directly. Needs to be fixed.
Initializing the VPN connection.
Contacting the gateway at
Secure VPN Connection terminated locally by the Client
Reason: Remote peer is no longer responding.
There are no new notification messages at this time.
[root@xxxxx vpn]#

(net address refered to by " See : " error msg. partially removed due to url-posting policy.)

Last edited by nodream; 10-09-2003 at 12:28 PM.
Old 11-25-2003, 10:18 AM   #2
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Same problem, where are the answers?

see title
Old 11-30-2003, 12:47 PM   #3
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I've finally got it working...
There is a known problem whit this the client you need to use is version : 4.0.1.A-k9

Hope it works for you as it did for me...
Old 12-23-2003, 04:36 PM   #4
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where did you get the package?
it's for free or not ?

Thank you


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