VPN client for Linux
VPN client for Linux
You can download the source package and compile the Global Protect VPN client for your Linux distriubtion:
Install the package with the package manager if your distribution.
For Red Hat, Centos, Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSUSE etc.:
user@linuxhost:$ sudo rpm -ivh ./GlobalProtect_rpm_x86_...rpm
For Debian and derivates (z. B. Ubuntu):
user@linuxhost:$ sudo dpkg -i ./GlobalProtect_deb_x86_...deb
After Installation you'll have executable globalprotect accessible from command line.
Connect with GlobalProtect to portal v.uol.de.
You have to enter your personal username and password
user@linuxhost:$ globalprotect connect --portal v.uol.de username: <username> password: <password> Connecting... Connected
By entering following command you can check state of your vpn connection:
user@linuxhost:$ globalprotect show --status GlobalProtect status: connected
Following parameter shows details about your vpn connection:
user@linuxhost:$ globalprotect show --details Assigned IP address: 10.0.40.12 (Beispielwert) Gateway IP address: 126.96.36.199 Protocol: IPSec Uptime[sec]: 120 (Beispielwert)
The IT-Dienste cannot provide support for the following alternative. If in doubt, use the GlobalProtect client.
As an alternative to GlobalProtect, you can also use openconnect from version 8.01 to establish a connection. To do this, start a terminal and issue the following command:
user@linuxhost:$ sudo openconnect --protocol=gp v.uol.de
Your user name and password will be requested in the following dialog.
Leave the terminal window open for the duration of the session. Use the key combination Ctrl + c to close the VPN connection again.
If openconnect is not available, it is very likely that you can install it using the package manager of your distribution. To do this you need the rights of the system administrator (sudo or root).
Older versions of openconnect
If only an older version of openconnect is available. you can try to establish a connection with the following command:
user @ linuxhost: $ sudo openconnect -v --authgroup Default -u uniLoginNameHere vpn.uni-oldenburg.de
Please note that this variant leads to an old VPN gateway. This is switched off in the course of the year due to age. In the event of a failure, there are only extremely limited repair options here.