I installed the Cisco Linux VPNclient on Redhat 5.3. I have two users on this workstation. One is a root user and the other one is a non-root user. I can only seem to run the command "vpnclient connect <profile name>" when I am logged in as a root user.
When I log in as the non-root user and run the same command, it just hangs. I have also typed "su -" to become superuser and tried running the "vpnclient connect" command and still it hangs.
The only time the client works is when I actaully log on as "root". becoming super user on non-root users does not work.
Any ideas? Thanks!
I couldn't find an explicit reference in the AnyConnect admin guide but I suspect you have to install as the user for the client to work properly - even if that means multiple installations on the same host. AnyConnect stores some bits in the user's space (at /home/username/.anyconnect) at installation time that will not be there if a different user performed the installation.
Thanks for the reply. I am actually using the Cisco VPN CLI client 4.8.02.0030, and not the AnyConnect.
I believe the reason is that the gui client uses the same port as the vpn (like for instance port 500). I have to use the vpnc command with --local-port 501 (or something else than 500) to connect to my vpn.
the built in client in network-manager does not work - at least not in my version.