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#1 2012-10-12 17:52:54

n0stradamus
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VPN and Networkmanager

Hi guys!

My university uses a VPN for which you need to use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client on Windows. It also exists on Linux but somehow didn't work for me. I know that the openconnect package exists in the repositories, but I want to use networkmanager for my vpn. I suspect that I have a permissions problem somewhere or a  general bug in my configuration. I tried lots of different approaches but I think that it is plain ugly to have some script with set-uid root start some services just to join the VPN. I've reset my configuration as I don't need it at the moment and want to start over with a clean networkmanager config.

Can anyone help me or give me a hint? I really am at loss how to join the VPN with networkmanager.

PS: I am member of the following groups: network lp wheel video audio optical users

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#2 2012-10-12 18:09:39

ewaller
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Re: VPN and Networkmanager

Moving to Networking Issues


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#3 2012-10-12 18:31:06

Strike0
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Re: VPN and Networkmanager

Have you tried the networkmanager-openconnect package also? http://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sort … orkmanager

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#4 2012-10-13 08:56:34

n0stradamus
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Re: VPN and Networkmanager

No, I haven't until now. The problem is - and I don't seem to be able to find out - that I don't really get the difference between networkmanager-pptp, networkmanager-openconnect and so on. Could you clarify that for me please?

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#5 2012-10-13 10:23:57

n0stradamus
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Re: VPN and Networkmanager

Okay nevermind, all I my config was missing, was myself being a member of the 'network' group.
Found that out by pure testing, I thought I had been a member smile
Thread can be closed.

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#6 2012-10-13 16:30:40

ewaller
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Re: VPN and Networkmanager

n0stradamus wrote:

Thread can be closed.

Hi, we leave threads open (even though that runs the risk of them coming back from the dead in a year) so other people with the same problem, or those with other solutions can still chime in.  What you should do is edit your first post, and add [Solved] to the beginning of the thread title to help others who are performing searches.  Moderators don't do that, because only you know if the problem is really solved smile


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