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Old 17th October 2006, 07:52 PM
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Cisco VPN 4.8

I've seen many topics on the same follwoing problem, I still seem to have an issue. I am new to linux.
I just installed Fedora 5.
Updated the kernel to 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5-i686.
installed yum install kernel-devel
then Installed Cisco Client 4.8
Below is my output. I'm not sure why it won't work. Also, I am trying to use a windows PCF file. Will this file have to be modified ? One other question, once I have established a connection, will this connection beable to be shared by others.

[root@BrianLinuxFedora vpnclient]# ./vpn_install
Cisco Systems VPN Client Version 4.8.00 (0490) Linux Installer
Copyright (C) 1998-2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

By installing this product you agree that you have read the
license.txt file (The VPN Client license) and will comply with
its terms.

Directory where binaries will be installed [/usr/local/bin]

Automatically start the VPN service at boot time [yes]

In order to build the VPN kernel module, you must have the
kernel headers for the version of the kernel you are running.

For RedHat 6.x users these files are installed in /usr/src/linux by default
For RedHat 7.x users these files are installed in /usr/src/linux-2.4 by default
For Suse 7.3 users these files are installed in /usr/src/linux-2.4.10.SuSE by default

Directory containing linux kernel source code []/usr/src/kernels/2.6.17-1.2187_FC5-i686

* Binaries will be installed in "/usr/local/bin".
* Modules will be installed in "/lib/modules/2.6.17-1.2157_FC5/CiscoVPN".
* The VPN service will be started AUTOMATICALLY at boot time.
* Kernel source from "/usr/src/kernels/2.6.17-1.2187_FC5-i686" will be used to build the module.

Is the above correct [y]

Shutting down /opt/cisco-vpnclient/bin/vpnclient: module cisco_ipsec is not running.
Stopped: /etc/init.d/vpnclient_init (VPN init script)
Making module
make -C /usr/src/kernels/2.6.17-1.2187_FC5-i686 SUBDIRS=/opt/vpnclient modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.17-1.2187_FC5-i686'
CC [M] /opt/vpnclient/linuxcniapi.o
CC [M] /opt/vpnclient/frag.o
CC [M] /opt/vpnclient/interceptor.o
LD [M] /opt/vpnclient/cisco_ipsec.o
Building modules, stage 2.
WARNING: /opt/vpnclient/cisco_ipsec.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .data between 'interceptor_dev' (at offset 0x54) and 'interceptor_notifier'
WARNING: could not find /opt/vpnclient/.libdriver.so.cmd for /opt/vpnclient/libdriver.so
LD [M] /opt/vpnclient/cisco_ipsec.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.17-1.2187_FC5-i686'
Copying module to directory "/lib/modules/2.6.17-1.2157_FC5/CiscoVPN".
Already have group 'bin'

Creating start/stop script "/etc/init.d/vpnclient_init".
Enabling start/stop script for run level 3,4 and 5.

Installing license.txt (VPN Client license) in "/opt/cisco-vpnclient/":

Installing bundled user profiles in "/etc/opt/cisco-vpnclient/Profiles/":
* Replaced Profiles: sample

Copying binaries to directory "/opt/cisco-vpnclient/bin".
Adding symlinks to "/usr/local/bin".
Copying setuid binaries to directory "/opt/cisco-vpnclient/bin".
Copying libraries to directory "/opt/cisco-vpnclient/lib".
Copying header files to directory "/opt/cisco-vpnclient/include".

Setting permissions.
/opt/cisco-vpnclient/bin/cvpnd (setuid root)
/opt/cisco-vpnclient (group bin readable)
/etc/opt/cisco-vpnclient (permissions not changed)
* You may wish to change these permissions to restrict access to root.
* You must run "/etc/init.d/vpnclient_init start" before using the client.
* This script will be run AUTOMATICALLY every time you reboot your computer.
[root@BrianLinuxFedora vpnclient]# cd /etc/init.d/vpnclient_init start
bash: cd: /etc/init.d/vpnclient_init: Not a directory
[root@BrianLinuxFedora vpnclient]# cd /etc/init.d
[root@BrianLinuxFedora init.d]# vpnclient_init start
bash: vpnclient_init: command not found
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Old 17th October 2006, 08:04 PM
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You tried "cd /etc/init.d/vpnclient_init" -- and the shell told you (correctly) that "vpnclient_init" is not a directory under the "/etc/init.d" directory.

You then did a cd to "/etc/init.d" (this is okay), and then typed "vpnclient_init start" -- which seems okay, but you have to remember that your current directory is not in your path by default (this is a huge security hole if it is in your path).

You can either:

A) Just type (no quotes) "/etc/init.d/vpnclient_init start" and press enter.
B) After changing to the "/etc/init.d" type (no quotes) "./vpnclient_init start" and press enter.

Either should work for you. Good luck.
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Old 17th October 2006, 08:05 PM
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With FC5 you don't need to complie the CISCO client from source for each kernel anymore, you only need to install vpnc and NetworkManager-vpnc via yum (in the extras I think), and then connect to your CISCO vpns via the Network Manager...
Fedora Core 6 on Asus Z63A 14" Laptop
2.0 Ghz Pentium M
1 Gig RAM
100 Gig 7200 RPM

# rm -rf /dev/brain
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Old 18th October 2006, 12:50 PM
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This is what I got when I ran: /etc/init.d/vpnclient_init start

root@BrianLinuxFedora ~]# /etc/init.d/vpnclient_init start
Starting /opt/cisco-vpnclient/bin/vpnclient: insmod: error inserting '/lib/modules/2.6.17-1.2157_FC5/CiscoVPN/cisco_ipsec.ko': -1 Unknown symbol in module
Failed (insmod)
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Old 18th October 2006, 05:37 PM
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Okay, then you should probably follow landoncz's advice and use the pre-built functionality.
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Old 18th October 2006, 07:00 PM
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I tried both Nt4cats solution and Landoncz solution, I still get the same error. However, when I ran yum install for NetworkManager-vpnc vpnc it did install. but, still got the same errors when installing the cisco client, and running /etc/init.d/vpnclient_init start
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Old 3rd November 2006, 03:02 PM
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