Cisco VPN client VMware image

Installation, configuration and troubleshooting of the Cisco VPN Client on Linux systems

Cisco VPN client VMware image

Postby pamela » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:58 am

Hi guys,

this seems like a long dead forum, but it is the only place where any development of cisco vpn client for linux was done, so I am posting this here. Quite recently I have created the VMware virtual machine containing Debian linux and the (official - absolutely no patches needed) cisco VPN client running on old kernel (2.6.26). This machine is connected to host OS using 2 interfaces - one NAT adapter for VPN client connection establishing and the host-only adapter used for connection over the traffic.
Here is how it works:
1., boot or resume the vmware guest virtual machine (gues has only one processor of course :) )
2., establish a cisco vpn client connection from guest to your vpn concentrator
3., int the guest os run: ifdown eth1 ; ifup eth1
4., on host OS create static route to remote network pointing to the ip address of eth1 interface of guest OS
5., enjoy your connection
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If anyone finds this more usable than turning all the CPU cores/threads down all the time just write here, I will manage to share the vmware image somehow.

Best regards,

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