Linux Fedora 10 Installation Instructions

Summary How to install the Cisco Systems VPN Client on Linux Fedora 10 kernel.
These instructions were provided by an end-user and are untested.

In Fedora 10, the easiest way to get on RoamNet is to use vpnc: however, the version in Fedora 10 is compiled without SSL support so you will need to rebuild it from the source RPM with SSL support and install the new version.

1) Connect to RoamNet wirelessly. The SSID is "RoamNet" and the WEP key
is "NomadicCampus". Note the capitalization.

2) Download the SSL certificate and put it on your computer (as root):

# wget ; cp
rootcert /etc/pki/tls/certs/`openssl x509 -in rootcert -nooout -hash`.0

3) translate the contents of the config file ( from Cisco format to the format for vpnc: a correct /etc/vpnc/default.conf is attached, though it's just changing the name of the important parameters.

4) allow inbound ESP traffic and UDP port 500 from,, through your firewall.

5) give the user account(s) sudo permissions to run vpnc

Then the user does
$ sudo vpnc
$ sudo vpnc-disconnect

from a terminal in their normal session. It will ask them for their UCL username and password, and connect.