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Old 06-21-2011, 01:02 PM   #1
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Entered an incorrect password too many times trying to us SSL VPN

I just got a new laptop for work that dual boots with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10.

Normally, I can use an sslvpn connection to log onto my office servers to transfer data back and forth through Windows. However, I do my actual work on Linux, which the computing services department at the university where I work has not set up a sslvpn connection method for.

I got the JRE set up on Linux and loaded up the sslvpn connection when I was asked for my sudo password. After following some other instructions, I created a different password to act as root.

I entered that password over and over again and now I'm not able to attempt to connect again by trying another password.

What options do I have to try this out again?

Thanks for any and all suggestions!
Old 06-22-2011, 10:30 PM   #2
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Well, if it's your own computer (client side) that locked you out, I'd say cut the power and restart. BUT if the server at the university gave you the boot, then you need to see a server admin over there ASAP. Most servers these days are configured to put IP and MAC addresses on a blacklist if the they keep receiving the wrong password.
Old 06-22-2011, 11:43 PM   #3
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If it does SSID wifi broadcasting and automatic IP assigning, then you can just disconnect, reconnect, and you'll have a new IP, most likely, with which you can try again.

However, your MAC address will not change.
Old 06-23-2011, 09:59 AM   #4
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PhoenixAndThor, Willrandship:

Thanks for the suggestions, both of you! I tried the disconnect/reconnect/power down/restart methods and they didn't seem to work. It ends up that the university where I work is not allowing sslvpn connections at all from 64-bit Linux machines. It's going to take some effort to work with the people at computing services here to get the access, so I'll be snooping a bit for another workaround.

Thanks again!


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