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how to get Juniper VPN client to work on Puppy?
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patelbhavesh


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep 2011, 13:26    Post subject:  how to get Juniper VPN client to work on Puppy?  

has anyone been able to connect to a corporate vpn using juniper vpn client . i tried quite a bit and it does not work.i have been told by my colleagues that juniper vpn client works out of the box on ubuntu , but i dont want to move away from puppy.let me know if anyone has had success with using puppy for juniper vpn
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Semme

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Sep 2011, 08:09    Post subject:  

OK, I'm in the deep end of the pool here but, have you seen this page? Like too many articles- there's NO DATE!

One other thing if I understand correctly- Juniper requires (among other things) Linux IPSEC, yes?

I'd venture to guess the right kind of help on this might be found elsewhere..
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Sep 2011, 09:25    Post subject:  

Have you tried the one that comes standard in Puppy?

Look under Menu>Network

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patelbhavesh


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PostPosted: Sat 03 Sep 2011, 13:08    Post subject:  

Semme wrote:
OK, I'm in the deep end of the pool here but, have you seen this page? Like too many articles- there's NO DATE!

One other thing if I understand correctly- Juniper requires (among other things) Linux IPSEC, yes?

I'd venture to guess the right kind of help on this might be found elsewhere..

yep tried most of the things.however i lack the understanding of how to get various packages like motif etc installed on puppy .i have installed the devx sfs but still no luck.
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patelbhavesh


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PostPosted: Sat 03 Sep 2011, 13:09    Post subject:  

smokey01 wrote:
Have you tried the one that comes standard in Puppy?

Look under Menu>Network

Juniper uses some proprietary vpn protocols and hence it will not work.pretty much all corporations have proprietary protocols and hence the in-built vpn for puppy will not work in a corporate environment.
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disciple

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Sep 2011, 18:59    Post subject:  

Why do you need motif?
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patelbhavesh


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PostPosted: Sat 03 Sep 2011, 19:25    Post subject:  

disciple wrote:
Why do you need motif?

as per some sites the juniper network client needs motif client libraries
http://roner70.blogspot.com/2007/08/howto-juniper-ssl-vpn-in-ubuntu.html
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Semme

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Sep 2011, 22:24    Post subject:  

That post is four years old. I think if I were looking for a recent page I'd make it this one.

Interestingly enough those "smelly old Motif libs" are referenced for the alternate install.
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Sep 2011, 00:11    Post subject:  

Semme wrote:
That post is four years old. I think if I were looking for a recent page I'd make it this one.

Interestingly enough those "smelly old Motif libs" are referenced for the alternate install.


with the preferred method im still stuck at step 1> where in the juniper client itself does not get downloaded completely.

Quote:
"1) Go to your companys' vpn site, log in and download / install the juniper client. "

i get an incomplete client and hence cant even proceed to the next steps.
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Semme

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PostPosted: Sun 04 Sep 2011, 05:49    Post subject:  

Assuming you have the correct Java plugin, which, you might need in order to complete the download, contact the webmaster or try a different browser, ask where the problem lies. That I'm unable to go any further- I'm sort of out. Best of luck and do post should you find some joy.

PS- One other page.. tips perhaps. Maybe "modprobe tun" before your next download attempt..
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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep 2011, 08:15    Post subject:  

Semme wrote:
Assuming you have the correct Java plugin, which, you might need in order to complete the download, contact the webmaster or try a different browser, ask where the problem lies. That I'm unable to go any further- I'm sort of out. Best of luck and do post should you find some joy.

PS- One other page.. tips perhaps. Maybe "modprobe tun" before your next download attempt..

Thank you Semme - this works wonderfully

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Semme

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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep 2011, 08:19    Post subject:  

You mean.. I posted something useful? Cool
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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep 2011, 09:10    Post subject:  

Very useful. That Scott Deming post got me started and now I can happily tunnel to my company's network directly from Fatdog64 w/o having to start my Windows VM.
Thank you again for the good find, cheers!

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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep 2011, 09:37    Post subject:  

Good work Semme. Cool
You're the VPN specialist now. Wink

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patelbhavesh


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Sep 2011, 18:06    Post subject:  

jamesbond wrote:
Very useful. That Scott Deming post got me started and now I can happily tunnel to my company's network directly from Fatdog64 w/o having to start my Windows VM.
Thank you again for the good find, cheers!

was this a generic VPN or juniper network client vpn.
any other special steps you took to make it work and im assuming the jre for it was 32-bit on a 64-bit fatdog ?
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