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How to install vpnc on CentOS 5.X

January 20, 2013

The vpnc program is VPN client used to connect to Cisco  VPNs.

32bits client installation and configuration

  1. download the rpm: vpnc-0.5.3-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm (
  2. yum localinstall vpnc-0.5.3-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm;
  3. Change the configuration (/etc/vpnc/vpnc.conf)
  4. chmod 600 vpnc.conf (set read and write for root only)
  5. chmod 700 /etc/vpnc/vpnc-script

For 64bits client

use the rpm: vpnc-0.5.3-1-el5.rf.x86_64.rpm

Connect to your VPN (open new vpnc session)

  • vpnc

To disconnect: (close the vpnc session)

  • vpnc-disconnect

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