RE: Vpn Connections.

> Subject: Re: Vpn Connections.
> From: dcbw redhat com
> To: paul xelerance com
> Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 13:01:28 -0400
> CC: patrik martinsson smhi se; networkmanager-list gnome org
> On Mon, 2008-10-27 at 12:34 -0400, Paul Wouters wrote:
>> On Mon, 27 Oct 2008, Martinsson Patrik wrote:
>>> How does NetworkManagaer handle the import of cisco pcf file ? 
>>> What im really interested in is if it uses all the settings i have in that file ?
>> Openswan has a script on contrib/ that can convert pcf files to openswan
>> config files. However, the pcf file can contain an obfuscated group PSK. I don't know
>> if anyone ever wrote a proper deobfuscation program. There used to be something at
>> which basically amounted to running the
>> cisco client through ltrace -i and read it from a memcpy statement.
> It's been completely handled now, vpnc ships a 'cisco-decrypt' in the
> tarball which doesn't depend on the binary cisco client.  There are some
> patches awaiting my review that will automatically decrypt the group
> password on import.
> Dan

In fact, it's even easier. vpnc runs a web form to decode encrypted group password. You just have to type in the encrypted password and click decode:
>>> NetworkManager:   VPN connection 'Connection to SMHI' (Connect) reply received.
>>> /usr/sbin/vpnc: noninteractive can't reuse password
>> If this is using XAUTH, Openswan now supports storing the XAUTH password in its
>> /etc/ipsec.secrets file (though I know NM would like to be able to just pass all
>> arguments to openswan)
>> Paul, who wishes he had more cycles to spend on integrating NM and openswan.
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