No support for netscreen

Bug #264443 reported by Cyril Jaquier on 2008-09-03
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
network-manager-vpnc (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Intrepid by Cyril Jaquier

Bug Description

Binary package hint: network-manager-vpnc

Hi all,

network-manager-vpnc does not support NetScreen/Juniper firewall. Since 0.4.0, vpnc is able to connect to Juniper firewall with the "--vendor netscreen" option. I once submitted a patch to the network-manager mailing-list to fix this. The patch was accepted and Hardy has it. However, the latest Intrepid version of network-manager-vpnc is lacking support for this type of firewall.

Thank you.

Cyril Jaquier (cyril-jaquier) wrote :

FYI. Upstream will work on this soon [1]. Support for NetScreen/Juniper was in 0.6.x but has not been integrated in 0.7.x yet.


Alexander Sack (asac) on 2008-11-02
Changed in network-manager-vpnc:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Cyril Jaquier (cyril-jaquier) wrote :

I'm using this patch [1] at the moment. This is not a fix but an acceptable workaround for me. This patch has been committed upstream in April 2009 but I don't know why it is not in the latest karmic version!?


Erich E. Hoover (ehoover) wrote :

Has there been any progress on this issue? The "Network Connect" applet is horrible, I would much prefer to have a more integrated solution.

Cyril Jaquier (cyril-jaquier) wrote :

In karmic, the vpnc plugin for network-manager contains the patch. So you can set the option in gconf directly for the corresponding vpnc profile. But still no GUI option for this :-(

Btw. if you set this option manually, every single change to the VPN profile will erase it so you need to re-add it again.

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