Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cisco Virtual Private Network with Network Manager

NetworkManager has pluggable support for Virtual Private Network software, including Cisco compatible VPNs using vpnc.

In a terminal type:
sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc network-manager-vpnc-gnome

After installing network-manager-vpnc and the gui (network-manager-vpnc-gnome) for xfce4 or gnome. Left click the NetworkManager panel icon and select VPN Connections>Configure VPN...

From there, import the network's VPN's settings file. After connecting you will be prompted for your password.

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