Network services has improved UF's VPN and they now suggest Cisco's "Anyconnect " client for connecting to it. However, with Linux we prefer to use open source software whenever possible, especially when it is easier to install and use, as it is in this case and many others. So here's how to do it.
We need to install the
packages. First make sure that the "universe" software repository is
enabled on your machine. You can do this by editing
/etc/apt/sources.list and uncommenting the appropriate lines, or by
launching the "Ubuntu Software Center", choosing "Software Sources"
from the "Edit" menu, and enabling the "Community-maintained Open
Source software (universe)" repository.
If you use the "Ubuntu Software Center" you can now reload the sources and install the two packages. Or, from the command line, type
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install openconnect network-manager-openconnect
Now do the following:
To use the VPN connection:
That should do it. You will see a lock appear on the network icon to indicate that VPN is enabled.
To close the VPN connection, click on the network icon, move down to "VPN Connections", and click on "Disconnect VPN".Date: 2012-09-12 Wed, Author: Brett Presnell
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