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Virtual Path to ETHZ – Maemst Blog

Virtual Path to ETHZ
Friday March 31st 2006, 17:55h
Filed under: ETH Zürich, Ubuntu

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Now I finally got the VPN to the ETHZ with my Ubuntu running. I basically followed the decriptions of Daniel Röthlisberger and the Department of Physics who both suggested to install the open source VPNC instead of the proprietary Cisco VPN client. So the HOWTO for my Ubuntu Badger Breezy looks as following:
1. apt-get install vpnc
2. Write a config file /etc/vpnc.conf:

Interface name ethz-vpn
IKE DH Group dh2
Perfect Forward Secrecy nopfs
IPSec gateway vpn.ethz.ch
IPSec ID [Link to get the ID -> needs your n.ethz login]
IPSec secret [Link to get the ID -> needs your n.ethz login]
Xauth username [your n.ethz username]

3. vpnc /etc/vpnc.conf


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thanks for the info! Great, now it works now on my ubuntu, as well :)

BTW… this entry is the first hit on google for “ethz vpn ubuntu”

Comment by balint 04.10.06 @ 3:00h



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