AnyConnect on linux - was Re: Apple and dual monitors

David Smith dave at thesmithfam.org
Mon Feb 13 11:52:44 MST 2012


On Feb 12, 2012, at 9:43 PM, Michael Torrie wrote:

> On 02/12/2012 09:31 PM, Doran L. "Fozz" Barton wrote:
>> I understand their rationale, though. The desktop support folks don't want to
>> support lots of different platforms. We use Cisco AnyConnect VPN which is
>> kind of hit and miss on Linux, from what I understand. We also need to be
>> able to use GotoMeeting/GotoWebinar which is NOT supported on Linux.
> 
> AnyConnect is actually fairly well supported on linux with pure open
> source components.  If you have the openconnect package installed and
> the openconnect component of NetworkManager installed, it works quite well.
> 
> Since AnyConnect is SSL-based, and since openconnect seems to work with
> it, I wonder if someone could make an AnyConnect-compatible VPN server.
> I know there's OpenVPN of course.


Agreed.

I've used three VPN solutions at two employers (all Cisco based), and have always been able to connect to the VPN with Linux. Even with an RSA key fob.

Linux works *very* well these days as a workstation OS, even in a corporate environment.

--Dave


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