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 Post subject: Install cisco VPN client
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:13 am 
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Please let me state- I am an newbie--
trying to make the jump from MS to linux.

I need a how to (specific) install a cisco VPN client in BLAG


I have download the latest Ver. from cisco?

Not having luck.

Any direction would be greatly appreciated

JM


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:24 pm 
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JM wrote:
Please let me state- I am an newbie--
trying to make the jump from MS to linux.

I need a how to (specific) install a cisco VPN client in BLAG


I have download the latest Ver. from cisco?

Not having luck.

Any direction would be greatly appreciated

JM


A couple of questions: which version of BLAG are you using? I am running 90001 - you can confirm your version as follows:

Code:
pablo@patagonia=> cat /etc/blag-release
BLAG release 90001 (oxygen)


The next question would surround which package manager you are using or plan to use. both "apt" and "yum" are available, although yum is preferred on BLAG 90001.

Assuming the use of yum, you can search for any package in the BLAG repository by typing "yum search <string>". I'll use "vpn" as my search string:

Code:
root@patagonia=> yum search vpn
blag                                                     | 2.4 kB     00:00     
primary.sqlite.bz2                                       | 9.0 MB     00:42     
================================= Matched: vpn =================================
NetworkManager-openvpn.i386 : NetworkManager VPN integration for OpenVPN
NetworkManager-vpnc.i386 : NetworkManager VPN integration for vpnc
ike-scan.i386 : IKE protocol tool to discover, fingerprint and test IPsec VPN
              : servers
openswan.i386 : Openswan IPSEC implementation
openvpn.i386 : A full-featured SSL VPN solution
openvpn-auth-ldap.i386 : OpenVPN plugin for LDAP authentication
pptp.i386 : Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) Client
tinyca2.noarch : Simple graphical userinterface to manage a small CA
vpnc.i386 : IPSec VPN client compatible with Cisco equipment
vpnc-consoleuser.i386 : Allows console user to run the VPN client directly
wifiroamd.noarch : Automatic WiFi connection (re)establishment daemon


Of the above, "vpnc" is a fully Cisco-compatible VPN client that I've used successfully from Linux desktops. Install as follows:

Code:
root@patagonia=> yum install vpnc
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package vpnc.i386 0:0.5.1-6.fc9 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

================================================================================
 Package         Arch            Version                Repository        Size
================================================================================
Installing:
 vpnc            i386            0.5.1-6.fc9            blag               95 k

Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install      1 Package(s)         
Update       0 Package(s)         
Remove       0 Package(s)         

Total download size: 95 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
vpnc-0.5.1-6.fc9.i386.rpm                                |  95 kB     00:00     
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing     : vpnc                                              [1/1]

Installed: vpnc.i386 0:0.5.1-6.fc9
Complete!


Hope this helps. Shout if you need help configuring it.

Paul


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:59 am 
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Any suggestions for an RDP client for BLAG Ver 9001 preferably GUI?

Thanks in advance
Jim


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:13 am 
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JM wrote:
Any suggestions for an RDP client for BLAG Ver 9001 preferably GUI?

Thanks in advance
Jim


Using the same "yum search <string>" command, I tried "rdp" first:

Code:
root@patagonia=> yum search rdp
blag                                                     | 2.4 kB     00:00     
primary.sqlite.bz2                                       | 9.0 MB     00:45     
================================= Matched: rdp =================================
openoffice.org-writer.i386 : Word Processor module for openoffice.org
OpenEXR_CTL.i386 : A simplified OpenEXR interface to CTL
gnome-compiz-manager.i386 : Compiz configuration utility
gnome-compiz-manager-devel.i386 : Development files for gnome-compiz-manager
gruler.noarch : GNOME screen ruler
libwpd.i386 : Library for reading and converting WordPerfect(tm) documents
libwpd-tools.i386 : Tools to transform WordPerfect Documents into other formats
okteta.i386 : Binary editor
perl-Text-RecordParser.noarch : Read record-oriented files
rdesktop.i386 : X client for remote desktop into Windows Terminal Server
scratchpad.i386 : Spatial text editor for the GNOME desktop
wordpress.noarch : WordPress blogging software


among these, "rdesktop" is what I've used. It provides an X gui for both rdp and terminal server. For more information, use "yum info <package>", like so:

Code:
root@patagonia=> yum info rdesktop.i386
Available Packages
Name       : rdesktop
Arch       : i386
Version    : 1.6.0
Release    : 1.fc9
Size       : 147 k
Repo       : blag
Summary    : X client for remote desktop into Windows Terminal Server
URL        : http://www.rdesktop.org/
License    : GPL
Description: rdesktop is an open source client for Windows NT Terminal Server
           : and Windows 2000 & 2003 Terminal Services, capable of natively
           : speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present the
           : user's NT desktop. Unlike Citrix ICA, no server extensions are
           : required.


Finally, to install, do the following:

Code:
root@patagonia=> yum install rdesktop
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package rdesktop.i386 0:1.6.0-1.fc9 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

================================================================================
 Package            Arch           Version               Repository       Size
================================================================================
Installing:
 rdesktop           i386           1.6.0-1.fc9           blag             147 k

Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install      1 Package(s)         
Update       0 Package(s)         
Remove       0 Package(s)         

Total download size: 147 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
rdesktop-1.6.0-1.fc9.i386.rpm                            | 147 kB     00:00     
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing     : rdesktop                                          [1/1]

Installed: rdesktop.i386 0:1.6.0-1.fc9
Complete!


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 Post subject: Follow up
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:20 am 
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Sorry to be so quick to ask for assistace--
all good with rdesktop--
created a launcher

Thanks for your help, Paul


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:34 pm 
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JM wrote:
Any suggestions for an RDP client for BLAG Ver 9001 preferably GUI?

Thanks in advance
Jim


I use Terminal Server Client


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:34 pm 
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Terminal server client--
a specific Ver. or
search via Yum?

Would like to try it


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:49 pm 
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JM wrote:
Terminal server client--
a specific Ver. or
search via Yum?

Would like to try it


As I recall, it's a good front-end to rdesktop.

Code:
[root@placencia ~]# yum info tsclient.i386
Available Packages
Name       : tsclient
Arch       : i386
Version    : 0.150
Release    : 6.fc9
Size       : 370 k
Repo       : blag
Summary    : Client for VNC and Windows Terminal Server
URL        : http://www.gnomepro.com/tsclient/
License    : GPL+
Description: tsclient is a frontend that makes it easy to use rdesktop and
           : vncviewer. You will need to install rdesktop or vnc in addition to
           : tsclient.


to install, just type "yum install tsclient" at the command line as root.


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 Post subject: TS Client
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:42 pm 
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Thanks-- will try!!


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