Here are the fields in my default.conf for vpnc and what I use them for:
IPSec gateway this is the IP you use to access the vpn
IPSec ID we use this as the ID for the company.
IPSec secret this is the key
Xauth username we don't use this
Xauth password we don't use this
Vendor cisco I think vpnc uses this
Local Port 10000
Debug 1 sets the logging level - higher = more logging
On Thursday, December 11, 2014 13:38:52 Hajder Rabiee wrote:
> Ok thank you for your reply.
> I'll have a second round with the IT admins. The question remains if the
> pre shared key is the same as the group password? If not, how is it
> specified in vpnc?
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 12:20 PM, Frédéric Marchal <
> firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > 2014-12-11 8:04 GMT+01:00 Hajder Rabiee <email@example.com>:
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > Trying to connect to VPN at work but keep getting: "vpnc: no response
> > from
> > > target".
> > >
> > > I have created my vpn.conf in /etc/vpnc/myconf.conf and also added
> > > Local Port 10000 as I've read some posts that the particular error
> > > message
> > might
> > > have to do
> > > with a block in the firewall. Comparing with OSX - where the VPN works,
> > the
> > > only difference is that I have to specify a group name in Linux. I have
> > > talked to the IT admins and gotten the correct group name. I wonder
> > though
> > > is the Group Password the same as the shared key? Otherwise how do I
> > > specify it?
> > I followed this tutorial to connect to Palo Alto GlobalProtect using
> > vpnc protocol:
> > http://blog.webernetz.net/2014/03/31/palo-alto-globalprotect-for-linux-wi
> > th-vpnc/
> > The group name and group password are distinct parameters. The IT
> > admin should give you both in addition to your own credentials.
> > In the case of Palo Alto, it was necessary to enable X-Auth. I don't
> > remember the error message I received when it was not enabled. OSX,
> > Android and Windows with the GlobalProtect client don't need the
> > X-Auth protocol. Only Linux's vpnc needs it. You may have some similar
> > settings on your VPN server.
> > I configured the vpn using the Network Manager in KDE so I don't know
> > about /etc/vpnc.
> > Make sure you are not trying to connect to the VPN server from inside
> > the lan. It doesn't work on my network. I can only connect from the
> > wan.
> > I also had to circumvent another problem after the connection was
> > established. The route to the gateway is set to 184.108.40.206/1. Half of
> > the internet address space is routed through the VPN tunnel. I had to
> > configure vpnc to ignore the default route and add my own custom
> > routes (I did all of this in the Network Manager). OSX and Windows
> > receive the correct route though. I have yet to investigate more
> > deeply into that problem.
> > Frederic
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