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"profile could not be read" - RedHat 7.2 VPN Client

I have successfully installed the latest VPN client on Red Hat 7.2. I enter the command "vpnclient connect myprofile.pcf" and it returns an error as follows: "The profile specified could not be read." It's the same text file that I successfully use on Windows and it is in the correct directory. The permissions on the pcf file are ok.

The client is actually unable to read any profiles, even the sample.pcf (I get the same error message).


Re: "profile could not be read" - RedHat 7.2 VPN Client

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Re: "profile could not be read" - RedHat 7.2 VPN Client

That was a terrible answer.

Do a Google search on the problem.

It is widespread.

It would be nice to get a legit answer.

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