Linux Cisco VPN client

Here are step-by-step instructions I used to install the Cisco VPN client 4.8.00.0490 on my Ubuntu 7.04 laptop.

1. Download the Cisco VPN client tarball.

2. Extract the Cisco VPN client tarball.
$ tar zxvf vpnclient-linux-x86_64-4.8.00.0490-k9.tar.gz

3. Download this patch.
$ wget http://tuxx-home.at/projects/cisco-vpnclient/vpnclient-linux-2.6.22.diff

4. Apply the patch.
$ cd vpnclient
$ patch -i ../vpnclient-linux-2.6.22.diff

5. Install the VPN client.
$ sudo ./vpn_install

6. Install the profiles (e.g., my company's profiles are in Profiles.zip).
$ cd ..
$ sudo unzip -d /etc/opt/cisco-vpnclient Profiles.zip

7. Initialize the VPN client.
$ sudo /etc/init.d/vpnclient_init start

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