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VPNWiz – Cisco VPN GNOME GUI for PCF files

The fine folks over at PhrankDaChicken@Ubuntu have come up with an excellent and simple GUI for the open source Cisco VPN client (vpnc).  The nice thing is that you won’t have to decrypt the group password in your cisco PCF file as VPNWiz will read the PCF files directly!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never had much luck with the vpnc plugin for NetworkManager when connecting to my office’s VPN.

VPNWiz - Cisco VPN GUI for Gnome

VPNWiz - Cisco VPN GUI for Gnome

VPNWiz uses cisco PCF files to connect a GNOME linux desktop to a cisco vpn server.

Download the VPNWiz zip file, and run the install.sh file.

Go to “Apps -> Internet -> VPNWiz” to start it – follow the wizard to connect.

Click on the VPNWiz icon in the system tray to disconnect.

Get VPNWiz here.

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  1. gcleric says:

    Why not just use the VPNC client for NetworkManager (network-manager-vpnc)?

  2. The VPNC client for NetworkManager requires you to remember the group password and when you type it in, it is visible as clear text. At least that’s the way it was a few months back.

  3. Thomas says:

    I tried to install your VPNC Gui. I don’t get an entry in the Menu and can not use it. The script gives following errors:
    thomas@macbook:~/Desktop/vpnwiz$ ./install.sh
    mkdir: kann Verzeichnis „/usr/share/vpnwiz“ nicht anlegen: File exists/usr/share/applications/pklie954-vpnwiz.desktop: error: key “GenericName[en_US]” in group “Desktop Entry” is a localized key, but there is no non-localized key “GenericName”
    vpnwiz.desktop: warning: key “Categories” is a list and does not have a semicolon as trailing character, fixing
    Error on file “vpnwiz.desktop”: Failed to validate the created desktop file
    mkdir: kann Verzeichnis „/home/thomas/.vpnwiz“ nicht anlegen: File exists
    mkdir: kann Verzeichnis „/home/thomas/.vpnwiz/profiles“ nicht anlegen: File exists

    Can you help?
    Thomas

  4. Hi Thomas,

    It’s not my application. I just reported about it 🙂

    From the errors, it appears to need a more recent version. The guys over at http://ubuntu.online02.com/ should be able to help you

    jason

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