[grml] RAS Movie & CiscoVPN Problem

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Sun May 7 20:43:07 CEST 2006

* Florian Keller <contact at florian-keller.ch> [20060507 20:15]:

>  First of all you can watch the customized grml CD with ASCII Bootloader here:

>  http://www.florian-keller.ch/grmlcustomized.avi

>  To play this you will need mplayer with VMware Codec, or if you
>  running windows you can download from VMware the right codec.

Great! I really like your booting sequence! :)
I'm very interested to see it integrated in grml itself.

>  Now to my Problem. I've compiled the Cisco VPN Client (4.7.00
>  (0640)) to my grml CD. I've network connectivity no firewall
>  running or iptables activ but I cannot establish a VPN Session.
>  Im using nothing special standard RJ45 Network with activ DHCP
>  Server @ Router. All works well Internet works..., but I'm
>  getting the follow message if I try to establish a VPN
>  Connection:

>  Initializing the VPN connection.
>  Contacting the gateway at 194.x.x.x
>  Secure VPN Connection terminated locally by the Client
>  Reason: Failed to establish a VPN connection

>  I don't understand why Im getting this message. Once after lot of
>  try & error I could establish the VPN Session but didn't know why
>  :). I thought, it could be a problem with the ifplugd but if I
>  uninstall this daemon it also don't work :(.

>  On google I found lot of guys that have same problem but that was
>  on wireless connection, Im not using this kind of connection.

>  Hope someone got a good idea or a way to find out what the problem could be.

>  Strange is also if I look at netstat -ta I see the connection
>  that should be established is not the Server its the grml
>  localhost :(

What VPN concentrator are you connecting to?  Try to establish a
connection using vpnc instead of using Cisco VPN Client, does this
work for you?

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