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Re: Secureclient for linux ? Alternative vpn client ?

On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 07:47 -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
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> On 02/02/07 05:38, Johannes Wiedersich wrote:
> > Ron Johnson wrote:
> >> On 02/01/07 07:50, Johannes Wiedersich wrote:
> >>> debian wrote:
> >> [snip]
> >>> i   vpnc                - Cisco-compatible VPN client
> >>> there are different vpn clients for debian and I'm a happy user of vpnc
> >>> on Etch. Read the documentation on how to set it up.
> >> Interesting.
> >>
> >> I don't know which Cisco VPN hardware that my company uses, but I do
> >> have to use the Cisco VPN Client v4.6.00.0045 and an RSA SecurID token.
> >>
> >> Do you know if vpnc is compatible with that?
> > 
> > Not sure, but you can either 'just try it' or check out vpnc's home page
> > with more specifications. From:
> > 
> > http://www.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/~massar/vpnc/
> Hmmm, doesn't look like it's being actively (or maybe is only
> barely) maintained.

Cisco's release regimen is forced due to Windows bugs. They'll typically
release all clients when Windows has a major problem. The actual
protocol, authentication scheme and so on doesn't change often.

Novell's Directory Services is a competitive product to Microsoft's
Active Directory in much the same way that the Saturn V is a competitive
product to those dinky little model rockets that kids light off down at
the playfield. -- Thane Walkup

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