VPN for Linux
This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
Access to many UI resources, such as shared drives, Banner, etc., is limited to machines with UI IP addresses. If you are traveling or working from home, you will need to connect to the VPN in order to access these resources. This tutorial will guide you through installing the Cisco VNP client and accessing UI resources when not on the UI campus.
Note: These instructions were made using Ubuntu 12.10. Depending on which distribution of Linux that you use, steps may vary slightly. If you have any questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-885-4357.
Download the vpnsetup.sh file (or vpnsetup_x64.sh as appropriate). It can be found under the VPN download section of the ITS software page.
Open a terminal and navigate to where the file is located. In this example the file is located in the Downloads folder.
Run the file by using the following command: sudo sh ./vpnsetup.sh. Please note that you may be prompted to enter your sudo password after running this command.
The client will be unpackaged and installed. You can easily find the client by selecting the Ubuntu button and typing "cisco" into the search bar.
After double-clicking the icon, a new window should appear. Select Connect. You will be prompted to enter your credentials. After doing so and selecting "connect," you should be connected to the VPN.