Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 466244
vpnc can not connect to cert-protected vpn
Last modified: 2010-03-24 10:22:54 EDT
Description of problem:
vpnc can not connect to a certificate-protected vpn. It bombs out with a notice that it needs to be recompiled with openssl support.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Install vpnc and attempt to connect to a vpn using a certificate
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit the .conf file for VPN to include the CA_dir setting pointing to a directory with a valid certificate
2. vpnc whatever-the-conf-file-name-is.conf
3. vpnc complains of lack of openssl support
$ vpnc /etc/vpnc/trustedcs.conf
/usr/sbin/vpnc was built without openssl: Can't do hybrid or cert mode.
Connection to the vpn established
Unfortunately we can not do that as the licenses of vpnc and OpenSSL are incompatible.
I'm sorry, but I don't understand the specific issue with these particular licenses. Can you help guide me in the right direction to understand this issue in this case?
actually, this bug is solved in the latest SVN snapshot of vpnc (0.5.3r449),
where GnuTLS support is already built in. Gentoo and Debian (unstable) are
already shipping this version.