We're running a simple Juniper VPN tunnel (using Juniper SSG5's) for outside-network access, which works great for Windows PCs since they can connect using the supplied Netscreen-Remote VPN client.

Has anyone successfully managed to get this working under Linux? There are several alternatives, but none seem to actually work. The following were tried, but failed: - http://www.prolixium.com/netscreenlinux - http://david.dw-perspective.org.uk/Juniper-Networks-SSL-VPN-Client-On-Linux.html

The official version is no Linux Client will ever be developed by Juniper themselves, but perhaps other (open) software exists that has been found compatible to Juniper's VPN?

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IME racoon can be made to work with ScreenOS/JunOS VPNs, but it's not trivial to setup.

I assume OpenSWAN and StrongSWAN should work too.

I think Cisco's VPN Client could work too, but its license requires that it be used with a Cisco device.


Have you tried vpnc? Worked for me.

  • That page hasn't been updated since 2008. Got any newer links? May 5, 2010 at 2:56
  • Sorry; it was a while ago. I just installed it from my distro's packages. I think vpnc is integrated into newer versions of NetworkManager.
    – James
    May 6, 2010 at 1:03

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