Another VPN client for Linux: vpnc

On a recent project my client issued me a SecureID token to use with their Cisco VPN server. The client has many different types of OS’s in house so I was hopeful I’d have no trouble connecting with my Ubuntu laptop. Unfortunately, the Cisco VPN client wouldn’t build. A co-worker pointed me to a Cisco-compatible VPN client called vpnc. Setup was just a matter of translating the PCF file to the vpnc config. It worked flawlessly for the entire project.

I can now safely say that “Linux-at-Work” is no longer just an experiment–for me it’s now a viable, productive workplace OS.

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