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10.6: Snow Leopard IPSec VPN and Cisco VPN client Network
If you previously used the Cisco VPN Client and want to use the native Snow Leopard client, you need to un-install all of the Cisco configs, kernel extensions, etc. To do this, just run sudo /usr/local/bin/vpn_uninstall in Terminal.

If you don't, the menu bar VPN control won't work, and will be very sluggish to click around in. The same goes for the Verizon Access Manager and the CDMA 3G built-in drivers.
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10.6: Snow Leopard IPSec VPN and Cisco VPN client
Authored by: JaxMyers on Sep 15, '09 08:34:44AM

I've got both installed and there is absolutely no difference in the performance of the built in menu bar VPN with or without Cisco installed. I hate Cisco's VPN client but I can't give it up entirely until the built in VPN starts working reliably (for some reason it works sometimes and other times it does not work), so I am keeping both installed for now with no problems except the occasional kernel panic caused by Cisco (which has been happening since Leopard).



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10.6: Snow Leopard IPSec VPN and Cisco VPN client
Authored by: escowles on Sep 15, '09 08:40:26AM

I also have both working side-by-side, and the menu bar widget works fine for me.



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10.6: Snow Leopard IPSec VPN and Cisco VPN client
Authored by: Styx on Sep 15, '09 08:55:12AM

Previously used the Cisco VPN Client app and hated how slow it was. Uninstalled it and created a VPN Network Connection from System Preferences, easily entered my VPN settings and works like a charm and is blazing fast. No need to install any additional software and now my authentication connects me in about a blink of an eye. Kudos Apple!

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10.6: Snow Leopard IPSec VPN and Cisco VPN client
Authored by: pvera on Sep 15, '09 09:23:09AM

I got both installed. The Cisco client stopped working after the SL upgrade, the built-in SL client runs great.

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10.6: Snow Leopard IPSec VPN and Cisco VPN client
Authored by: father2a-f on Sep 15, '09 02:04:22PM
I'm curious. Are any of those successfully using the native IPSec VPN in SL with Cisco Concentrators doing so with security tokens like SecurID for two-factor auth? It's what we use here at work. If yes, how was it to configure ? Thanks.

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10.6: Snow Leopard IPSec VPN and Cisco VPN client
Authored by: JaxMyers on Sep 16, '09 08:33:47AM

SL's cisco VPN works for me but I am using a Group Name and Shared Secret plus my own username/password authentication. I am having some problems with the client where I connect and it authenticates fine but I am not able to access the internet. Generally disconnecting and reconnecting until I get a new IP seems to solve it but it's still weird that it only happens on the Apple client, not the Cisco client.



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10.6: Snow Leopard IPSec VPN and Cisco VPN client
Authored by: jmcmurry on Sep 15, '09 02:39:16PM

2.3.2016 seems to run on Snow Leopard, but my previous version (2.3.0254) didn't.

Both install into /opt/cisco/vpn, not /usr/local. Maybe this changed since the version the original poster was using...?



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10.6: Snow Leopard IPSec VPN and Cisco VPN client
Authored by: grav on Sep 15, '09 02:40:09PM
No problems with using both the Cisco client and the built-in here either.

Might I add that I couldn't get NAT'ing to work with the built-in client, meaning I cannot contact other local machines on the VPN network via TCP. Something with the SL client not supporting TCP and UDP encapsulation.

More info here: http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=10101988#10101988



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10.6: Snow Leopard IPSec VPN and Cisco VPN client
Authored by: tnmacguy on Sep 15, '09 03:50:50PM

Re the question on configuring the built-in Cisco client for use with RSA - it does work, at least as how our IT shop has configured things. In our case, our login has a static user ID, and a password of 6 fixed characters, followed by the 6 randomly generated RSA digits.

I extracted the info needed from one of my .pcf files that I've been using with the Cisco client from Cisco and configured the SL network config for VPN access. (Had found this info on the apple support forums.)

Simply left the password blank, and when I connected over an existing network connection, I was prompted for the password. Entered my 6 fixed and 6 RSA-generated digits, and I was in!

Any questions...



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10.6: Snow Leopard IPSec VPN and Cisco VPN client
Authored by: sidney57 on Feb 03, '10 02:00:09PM

I configured the native VPN for Cisco IPSec, with Server Address, Account Name and Password. I also had Authentication Settings set with Group Name and Shared Secret. When it connect, always give me the prompt "Enter your user authentication", Cancel, OK. There is no edit field in the prompt popup, plus username/password already there with the original configuration. So, How did you guy do about the user name and password? Is it correct that getting that prompt? If yes, where to enter the information?



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10.6: Snow Leopard IPSec VPN and Cisco VPN client
Authored by: bassettkyle on Jan 05, '11 05:20:32PM

I had this same issue, mine worked sometimes and not others.
I also had an Apain vpn client I removed.
it seems to have something to do with racoon.
run this until it tell you "no matching processes were found"
sudo /usr/bin/killall -9 racoon
If you disconnect and cant reconnect - do it again



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