Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 219003
NetworkManager-vpnc missing from RHEL 5
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:38 EST
Description of problem:
In fact there doesn't seem to be a VPN client of any type in RHEL-5. Obviously
any client working away from their office will need a secure connection method.
The various vpn pluggins to NetworkManager are the obvious (and most user
friendly) way to accomplish this.
*** Bug 220076 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
All these packages are in Fedora/extras (both vpnc and NM-vpnc). Planned
solution for this problem is EPEL (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/), which
is worked on, and currently you can just add Extras repo to your
/etc/yum.repos.d -- see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/UsingExtras (not
sure about changes in support of your RHEL, but it shouldn't affect you AFAIK).
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Just that comment 2 is wrong -- you can just add Extras to RHEL 5, because
pretty soon (at least with release of FC7) Fedora Extras will be out of sync
with RHEL libraries.
s/you can/you cannot/
vpnc is not officially supported by cisco and not in RHEL. Therefore
NetworkManager-vpnc can not be in RHEL. It would qualify for EPEL, I think.
Someone would need to drive that in the community.
Product Management has reviewed and declined this request. You may appeal this
decision by reopening this request.