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Does anyone know of a good VPN client that is not the official one from Cisco for Linux?

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Sounds like a question you should ask your Cisco account rep. – EEAA Apr 6 '14 at 14:18
yes - but I dont have Cisco account or any connection to cisco -:( – Eytan Apr 6 '14 at 14:39
up vote 5 down vote accepted

I've used vpnc in the past with great success. It also integrates into Network manager very nicely - at least under Ubuntu

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Thanks. I have a look at it. – Anders Nov 8 '10 at 12:43
Works like a charm in Fedora and Mac also. Vpnc can also import all the gateway settings from a PCF file. The only thing I have found is that If you have an encrypted group password in the PCF, it cannot deal with that portion you would have to get that from your network admin. – Alex Nov 8 '10 at 12:57
@Alex: vpnc package ships /usr/bin/cisco-decrypt, a tool that will decrypt the group password (enc_GroupPwd in the .PCF file) :-) – Fran Garcia Nov 14 '10 at 20:54
@Fran Cool. I knew it was trivial to decrypt, didn't know there was a utility that did it :) Thanks – Alex Nov 15 '10 at 15:34

The shrew soft client also works quite well.

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For future references. I ended up using OpenConnect with vpnc scripts. We connect to our VPN using a web-login with a OTP (One Time Password) (retarded I know), simply using vpnc was not enough, however one can use it's configuration files in combination with OpenConnect, which in turn worked great.

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You can use the Open Source Client vpnc. It's a RPM Package. I used this Client for many years on my Debian. Today most people use Cisco Anyconnect for VPN Dialin because the VPN Client is going End-of-Life by July,24 2014.

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Here are some good resources where you can download cisco vpn client for linux:

cisco vpn

We've been using them without no problem in Fedora 13 and kernel 2.6.x.


But be careful because as the other mate said, cisco is dropping cisco-vpn-client.

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I would use the openconnect cisco vpn client.

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