I am using Lubuntu 13.04. Tried this with Chrome, Firefox and Epiphany with the same result.
- I log into my VPN webpage
- Click start to open a connection.
- Window pops up asking me if I want to install the jar file -> I click yes
- Terminal pops up asking me for root password which I enter
- Progress bar updates momentarily when it seems to time out and I am returned to step 2
- I click start again and the progress bar continues where it left off, repeat this a few times
- Eventually progress reaches end of bar but nothing happens
- If I ping the machine I am trying to connect to the machine is not found
- I don't see the VPN in my list of connections
I have tried the steps outlined by Mad Scientist at http://mad-scientist.us/juniper.html but it does not connect either (status show "connecting" for a second then "disconnected"), but I think something fundamental is going wrong before this stage anyway.
According to the Juniper site from 7.3 onwards, Juniper SA devices support 64-bit Ubuntu for Network Connect:
"A native 64-bit VPN Tunneling client is not yet available. Instead, changes in the existing 32-bit client were made so that it can be run on 64-bit platforms. Because of this, VPN Tunneling has dependencies with 32-bit Java and 32-bit standard libraries even when running on a 64-bit platform." - http://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/sa7.3/topics/reference/general/secure-access-nc-64-bit-linux-support.html
So apparently the answer is to install the 64bit jre/jdk and icedtea then install the 32bit jre:
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre icedtea-7-plugin sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre:i386
I wiped my drive, reinstalled and tried the above without success. After entering my root password I would expect something to happen notifying me I am connected to the vpn, but as I said I keep getting returned to the page with the start button and if I keep clicking this eventually the progress completes but no notification that I am connected and I am unable to ping the machine.
That being said if I log out and back into the vpn website I get a message that another session is in progress. However if I type 'mcli con' in the terminal (not sure if this is the best command to use) I don't see any VPN connection
I have verified on Java.com that Java 7 64 bit is my default.