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Site: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/network/vpn/linux-solaris/index.xml?ID=VPNC

What is open VPNC:

VPNC is an open-source VPN client for Linux and other Unix systems which is compatible with the OUCS VPN Service and which offers some advantages over the ‘official’ Cisco VPN client for Linux

My question:

So VPNC will connect to Cisco VPN gateways. But will it connect to Checkpoint's or Nortel's gateways as well?

IF NOT:

then please advice if there are some other tools like OPEN VPNC that can service checkpoint or Nortel VPNs ?

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Apparently there are patches to vpnc to support Nortel's gateways - see foscode.com/connect-nortel-contivity-vpn-ubuntu –  the-wabbit Apr 10 at 20:23
    
but the link above explain the cisco not nortel ? ( unix-ag.uni-kl.de/~massar/vpnc ) –  Eytan Apr 10 at 20:47
    
the second part - I work with linux red-hat is it support red-hat? –  Eytan Apr 10 at 20:50
    
The article is describing how to compile a patched-up vpnc source - apart from the prerequisite installation, this is distribution-agnostic. The unix-ag.uni-kl.de link you are referring to is the home of the original vpnc project, managed by Maurice Massar. The unpatched vpnc version would only support the listed gateways. The patches from the vpnc-nortel development branch would bring the Nortel gateway support. –  the-wabbit Apr 11 at 8:41
    
what about checkpoint VPN ? –  Eytan Apr 11 at 10:19

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