Installing the Linux VPN Client

System Requirements

VPN client for Linux supports Red Hat Version 6.2 Linux (Intel), or compatible libraries with glibc Version 2.1.1-6 or later, using kernel Versions 2.2.12 or later.

You MUST have kernel sources installed prior to installation.

The VPN Client for Linux does not support SMP kernels in any release of the client.

Unpacking the Files

Unpack the file using the zcat and tar commands:

zcat vpnclient-linux-xxxx.tar.gz | tar xvf -

Installing the Software

Enter the following commands: 

cd vpnclient

Enable the VPN service by starting the service:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/vpnclient_init start

Establishing a Connection

Enter the following command to establish a connection:

vpnclient connect profilename

where profilename is RPI_External_VPN (used for remote access) or RPI_Wireless_VPN (used for access to the wireless network)

The system will prompt you for userid and password; enter your RCS userid and password.

After you are connected, you can use the following command to view your status:

vpnclient stat

To disconnect from the VPN server, enter the following at a command prompt:

vpnclient disconnect

A Vendor Administration Guide is also available.