Re: [OxLUG] installing vpn

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Author: Phil Armstrong
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To: Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] installing vpn

On 20/11/13 22:21, Phil Armstrong wrote:
>
> On 20/11/13 22:02, Ginny Stacey wrote:
> If at all possible, avoid the Cisco VPN software, it's absolutely
> horrible.
>
> Modern Linuxes come with a Cisco AnyConnect compatible NetworkManager
> plugin called openconnect. If you install the openconnect related
> packages then you should be able to add the VPN from within your
> existing network settings.


NB OUCS appear to have signed the vpn access nodes with individual keys
for each node, which confuses NetworkManager which doesn't like
connecting to vpn.ox.ac.uk only to be presented with a certificate for
node0.vpn.ox.ac.uk. The simple fix is to tell NetworkManager to connect
directly to node0.vpn.ox.ac.uk instead of vpn.ox.ac.uk at which point
everything seems to work fine.

Phil