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Automatically establish internetconnections via the Cisco VPNClient on start- and wake-up
Authored by: Sito on Oct 20, '06 08:48:33AM
Forgot one thing to mention: This hint only works if there is no prompt for your password on login to the Cisco-Network. To get rid of the prompt, there will be some editing necessary on the Connection-Profile placed in the folder …/private/etc/opt/cisco-vpnclient/Profiles/ (you can browse hidden folders with e.g. MacExplorer):

1. Shut down the VPN-Connection and quit the GUI (because it will override all of the following, when being closed later).

2. Open the YourProfile.pcf in e.g. Textedit (whereas "YourProfile" is the Profilename the Cisco-GUI shows when connecting).

3. Find the line Username= and make sure that your Username as distributed by your admin is entered there.

4. Find the line SaveUserPassword. If the value is set to =1 and your username (step 3) was already entered, everything is fine and you can use the former posted hint. But if the value is set to =0, set the value to =1 and go on with the following steps.

5. Now, find the line UserPassword and behind the = type in your personal userpassword you got from the admin.

6. Close Textedit and browse to the file (YourProfile.pcf (see above)) in the folder named above (again with e.g. MacExplorer).

7. Select the pcf-file you just edited and press command-i to get the file information.

8. Make sure the item "locked" is being highlighted. This way your editing won´t be lost after using the Cisco-GUI at a later time.

Now, the former posted hint should work. To make sure, that your editing was fine you might want to use the Cisco-GUI to see if you got rid of the prompt for your account and your password.

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