Wednesday, May 27, 2009

quick HOWTO: Configure Ubuntu 8.10 for VPN access

Thanks to Sergio Aguirre a quick HOWTO: Configure Ubuntu 8.10 for VPN access (for Cisco vpn)

Basic Requirements:
Make sure you have the latest patches and updates for Ubuntu 8.10:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install vpnc network-manager-vpnc

1. Go to System > Preferences > Network Configuration
2. Select VPN tab
3. Click on Add button at the right side of the list
4. choose a vpn connection type: Cisco compatible vpn(vpnc)
5. click on create
6. Enter the following configuration (Other than the specified, leave everything else unchecked):
Connection name: CorporateName
Connect automatically: enable the checkbox if you would like it to..
Group name: VPN GROUP
User password: my_user_id
Group password: myPassword
User name:
5. Click on 'OK'

Enabling/disabling VPN access:
1. Left click on network icon in upper bar (next to the clock)
2. Go to VPN connections
3. Select CorporateName for enabling, or Disconnect for disabling.

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