How to use VPNC under Linux
To install vpnc use for Opensuse:
- sudo zypper install vpnc
- sudo yum install vpnc
- sudo apt-get install vpnc
Once vpnc is installed, become root by
- sudo bash
and start the VPN-connection by
in a terminal window. You will be prompted for the host (IPSec gateway), enter 188.8.131.52 (alternatively vpnserver.vpn.tu-freiberg.de which is the same machine), the IPSec ID and the IPSec secret are both the word world. Username und password are your usual TU login data.
To speed the process up you can also create a file vpnc_tubaf.conf with the following content
- IPSec ID world
- IPSec gateway vpnserver.vpn.tu-freiberg.de
- IPSec secret world
After that you can start the VPN connection by
- vpnc ./vpnc_tubaf.conf
and you only have to type the username and password.