Cisco VPN Client 4.8.0 on Ubuntu Fiesty

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Oct 15th, 2007

Hi all,

I have a problem with Cisco's VPN Client. It used to work, but I think

after a kernel update it stopped working. I had not tested it for a

while after the update.

I can start the deamon:

# /etc/init.d/vpnclient_init status

Module Size Used by

cisco_ipsec 547068 0

cipsec0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0B:FC:F8:01:8F

NOARP MTU:1356 Metric:1

RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

but when I try to connect to all the VPNs this error message is always


# vpnclient connect VPN1

Cisco Systems VPN Client Version 4.8.00 (0490)

Copyright (C) 1998-2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Client Type(s): Linux

Running on: Linux 2.6.20-16-generic #2 SMP Sun Sep 23 19:50:39 UTC 2007 i686

Config file directory: /etc/opt/cisco-vpnclient

Initializing the VPN connection.

Secure VPN Connection terminated locally by the Client

Reason: Failed to establish a VPN connection.

There are no new notification messages at this time.

The system runs :

Linux xxx1 2.6.20-16-generic #2 SMP Sun Sep 23 19:50:39 UTC 2007 i686


I have tried uninstalling and recompiling the client but have had no joy.

Would someone please be able to help me with this?

Best regards, Simon.

I have this problem too.
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rkazmierczak Thu, 10/18/2007 - 10:26


Unfortunately I don't know the answer to your problem, but I know a workaround. I use vpnc: took 2 minutes to install (with synaptic) and works very well.

I onces wanted to install the cisco client on Fedora and gave up after a few hours (I am not a linux guru :)

Good luck.



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