I did, vpnc works for some of the VPNs, but not for the others. Nature
of my work requires to deal with multiple RA solutions.
Thanks for the advice though.
Here is what I got from Cisco:
"Unfortunately it is not as simple as providing you with which options
to compile the kernel with. Since the issue is the kernel is locking up
it is something fundamentally wrong with either the updated kernel code
or the vpn client."
and then they said that it will take loooong time to fix it, because
Cisco VPN client is not a priority. (everyone is moving towards SSL VPN
From: Dave Jones [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 8:27 PM
To: Paul Grinberg
Cc: Josh Boyer; fedora-kernel-list(a)redhat.com; Markus Kesaromous
Subject: Re: Recompile kernel without SMP
On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 08:17:29PM -0400, Paul Grinberg wrote:
I have a good reason for that. I use Cisco VPN client for Linux, and
does not work with SMP kernel.
Have you tried the vpnc package ? The binary cisco module has
an hurrendous track record of problems with the Fedora kernel,
as it seemingly makes assumptions about networking internals that
change upstream, leading to all sorts of horrible corruption bugs.
vpnc isn't perfect, but for many cisco setups, it's adequate, and
does all the complicated stuff in userspace.