Tuesday, March 04, 2008

VPNC - Open Source client for Cisco VPN Contentrator

Got an ASA, a PIX or some other VPN Concentrator (or even Juniper NetScreen)? Well, you'll run into some troubles sooner or later. The Cisco VPN Client doesn't support 64 bit Windows clients, x86 Solaris clients and is just a pain to use on Linux.

VPNC doesn't require any kernel modules. Just put the IPSec gateway IP, IPSec ID, IPSec secret and XAuth username into /etc/vpnc/default.conf and start vpnc. It should work instantly :-). No fuss, no mess.

It will work just fine on Solaris, Linux, MacOS X or BSD machines. You can even get it running on your Windows box (Cygwin libs).