SecurID IPSec VPN setup

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I have to connect to my work Intranet from home.  The are 2 different
Linux (Slackware and CentOS) VMs at home.  I installed CentOS hoping
that it would enterprise applications.

Are there any GUI based tools to connect from Linux to my work Intranet?

I have a XP VM that I used for a while.  Now that I am living outside
US, the Microsoft complains that I have an invalid license.  Now I want
to switch to Linux for the IPSec (with Secure ID).  On  XP, I have used
Cisco VPN client.

Any help appreciated.

Thank you in advance.


Re: SecurID IPSec VPN setup

On Mon, 28 Sep 2009 08:04:48 +0200, Neil Jones wrote:

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If you have been using the Cisco VPN Client under XP, vpnc should do the
trick. I use vpnc under Kubuntu and (very rarely) the Cisco VPN client
under XP with the same credentials. You may have issues with your fire
wall though. I found that I have to drop my firewall t get vpnc to work
properly. I never bothered to figure out why.

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Re: SecurID IPSec VPN setup

On Mon, 2009-09-28 at 10:46 -0500, Mike McGinn wrote:
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Actually, there are quite a few cases where vpnc will NOT work.  If
there are intervening dialog panel popups configured, if your using tcp
only, etc.  All fixable from the vpn server side... if you're allowed to
make those changes.

If you have a Cisco contract, you can also get and compile the Cisco
VPN client for Linux.  There are some gotchas under newer Linux's... but
you might find the workarounds (not sure... and I don't have the
specifics for CentOS or slackware).

The firewall issues I believe are well documented out there... just keep
googling... if this is of interest.

I ususally figure that unless split tunneling is enabled, you're link
is secured by the VPN itself... assuming you're going into a corporate
network... but maybe everyone needs a firewall on that network (e.g.
maybe it's an evil network).

Re: SecurID IPSec VPN setup

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Hmmm. You could use the Cisco VPN client for Linux.

Personally I prefer vpnc, which interoperates successfully with a token
for Cisco VPN, but I don't believe there's a GUI for it. (Why would you
want a GUI?)


Re: SecurID IPSec VPN setup

On Mon, 28 Sep 2009 21:56:37 +0100

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kvpnc is a very fine tool for various vpn types, and works fine with
Cisco vpn/securid tokens

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