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The only thing keeping me from blowing away the crappy Vista install on my Toshiba laptop and going pure Ubuntu is the fact that I need to VPN to work and they use Sonicwall. Due to some proprietary voodoo used by that particular firewall setup on my work's end, I have to use the Sonicwall client which only runs on Windows.

Has anyone found a way to VPN to a sonicwall connection from Ubuntu?

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maybe… – aatdark Oct 2 '10 at 23:52

not necessarily the best source, but it seems you can do this using OpenSwan VPN under linux.

It's not a trivial setup of clicking a few checkboxes, but it seems doable.


between those 2 articles you should be able to figure something out.

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Yes, there is a Sonicwall NetExtender client that is available for download from sonicwalls website. I use it all the time. Once installed just type netExtender (case sensitive) from the command line and you will be prompted for your creds.

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I too, the same stage now. I did'nt tried OpenSwan VPN. How ever net extender won't help in my case. As per my knowledge we have to configure NetExtender in sonicwall device in-order to use NetExtender client

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