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Old 09-05-2006, 03:50 AM   #1
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Question Cisco VPN client connects – no command prompt

Cisco VPN client connects – no command prompt


When I connect to the remote site with Cisco VPN client and my configuration profile, I get the following output:
Password []:
Authenticating user.
Negotiating security policies.
Securing communication channel.

Your VPN connection is secure.

VPN tunnel information.
Client address: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
Server address: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
Encryption: 168-bit 3-des
Authentication: HMAC-MD5
IP compression: none
NAT passthrough is active on port UDP XXX
Local LAN access is disabled [it’s deliberately disabled]
It seems that the VPN client had connected (?). I would expect that the VPN client would exit (but keep running on the background), and I would get the command prompt back. Unfortunately, I don’t get a command prompt. Why am I not getting any command prompt after connecting to the remote network through Cisco VPN client?

My ultimate goal is to write a bash script, which would connect via VPN and download some files from a remote network via FTP. Could anybody post some links to an example of a VPN session (doesn’t have to be a script)?


UPDATE: Well, I should have RTFMed better. There's a FAQ on a Cisco web site that directly amswers my question Now I just need to find out how can this be scipted :?:

Last edited by kender; 09-05-2006 at 04:06 AM. Reason: found some info on the web that partially answers my question
Old 09-06-2006, 07:34 AM   #2
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seeing as you seem to be happy here... you might be really interested in looking at vpnc compared to the official client. it's a hell of a lot more flexible and may suit your needs a lot more.

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