Bug 466244 - vpnc can not connect to cert-protected vpn
vpnc can not connect to cert-protected vpn
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vpnc (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-09 08:32 EDT by Randall Wood
Modified: 2010-03-24 10:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-11-20 03:44:28 EST
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Description Randall Wood 2008-10-09 08:32:41 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.

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How reproducible:
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
Actual results:
$ vpnc /etc/vpnc/trustedcs.conf 
/usr/sbin/vpnc was built without openssl: Can't do hybrid or cert mode.

Expected results:
Connection to the vpn established

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2008-11-20 03:44:28 EST
Unfortunately we can not do that as the licenses of vpnc and OpenSSL are incompatible.
Comment 2 Randall Wood 2008-12-01 06:03:47 EST
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?
Comment 4 Randall Wood 2008-12-01 08:06:04 EST
Comment 5 daniel.scharon 2010-03-24 10:22:54 EDT
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.

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