Avoiding Cisco’s extremely annoying VPN client on Linux.

19 Apr

This is how to set up vpnc using NetworkManager to replace the messy Cisco VPN client to connect to the University of Basel:

  • Gateway: vpn.mobile.unibas.ch
  • User name: your full email address
  • Group name: UniBasel-Intern
  • Group password: B82FD7FF53F21B38104EE3BD0A4474BB6A907524EE8D2D6848512BDD966911506C572EC571C246C960094BC42BE80ED9695A7BB121E96166
  • Advanced Options: leave all for default

NOTE: use the cisco-decrypt tool shipped with vpnc to convert the above string into the plain group password.