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IPSEC Client (SafeNet) tunnel to VPN 3000 concentrator

I am trying to get SafeNet client to establish tunnel to VPN 3000. I have configured IKE, SA, Phase 1 and 2 on both client and VPN 3000 (base group). I am able to terminate the tunnel, but VPN 3000 does not assign IP address to the connection. Therefore, I can't connect to anything inside the tunnel. Cisco is saying its not supported client. has posted data that both SafeNet client and VPN 3000 are certified and tested together. Has anyone done this before on VPN 3000? Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: IPSEC Client (SafeNet) tunnel to VPN 3000 concentrator

Please note that does NOT certify that products interoperate with each other, merely that they were able to establish a session to an OpenBSD IPSec device. From their web site:


It is important to note that the conformance tests do not test for interoperability. The conformance logos indicate that the product that got the logo was tested against two different servers, and it passed the test on each server. Thus, the logo indicates that the product interoperates with the servers against which they were tested, but not necessarily with other products that have the same logo.


Having said that, this has never been tested and from past experience, simply does not work. If you have a VPN3000 you'll save a lot of time by just using the Cisco VPN Client. Sorry.

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