Cisco VPN Client and 2.6.22 Kernels

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Fri Aug 3 03:42:00 UTC 2007

Phil Meyer wrote:
> Marc Schwartz wrote:
>> For anyone having issues with the Cisco VPN client under the latest 
>> Fedora
>> 2.6.22 kernels, there is a patch and instructions available here:
>> I have tried it on my F7 system and it does work. Be sure that you have
>> the vpnclient-linux- version of the client Linux 
>> source
>> tarball.  Either 'unpatch' your existing code tree, if you used the 
>> 2.6.19
>> patch, or better, just remove the source code and untar the tarball to 
>> start
>> with a clean code tree.
>> HTH,
>> Marc Schwartz
> For most of us, the Cisco VPN client is no longer required with Fedora 7.
> The new (with F7) openvpn client read my Cisco Profile just fine, and 
> works with NetworkManager very well.
> In fact, the openvpn client is much better than the Cisco VPN client in 
> that the openvpn client allows the local network to still function!  
> That is very handy for having a mounted file system functional when on a 
> VPN to work.
Cisco doesn't see that as a feature, it's a security hole allowing other 
systems to crawl thru into the secure network. Matter of perspective, 
leave me out of the politics, I can see both sides of that one!

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
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