Cisco VPN on ubuntu

The work place VPN moved to Cisco VPN and kindly provides linux users with following parameters

Connection Type: IPSEC
Hostname: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Groupname: TheLocalGroup
Group Secret: SecrectPass
Use your username and password when prompted.

sudo apt-get install network-manager-vpnc

then configure vpn at NetworkManager (NM) is straight forward. It works well.

right click NM icon -> VPN connections -> Configure VPN -> click VPN tab

add -> choose Cisco Compatitable VPN (vpnc) -> click VPN tab, fill in related info (hostname as gateway)

click IpV4 settings Tab, -> Routes -> check “Use this connection only for ….” -> click OK.

Here you are ready, restart NM and get VPN connected !!

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