Connect via VPN in Ubuntu

This article will assist users who are running Ubuntu in connecting to the UofM Network via VPN.

  1. To check if the VPNC package has been installed on the Ubuntu machine, run the command "dpkg -l vpnc" (lowercase L). If the output is "No packages found matching vpnc." then VPNC is already installed.
  2. To install, run the following commands:
    • sudo -s (input the account password when prompted to elevate permissions)
    • apt-get install vpnc
  3. Prior to running VPNC, the user enter sudo -s in the command line and enter account password to elevate his/her permissions.
  4. Type vpnc and hit Enter. Fill in the prompts as follows:
    • IPSec gateway address: tc-vpn-1.umn.edu
    • IPSec ID: UofMvpn
    • IPSec Secret: S3cur1ty!
    • Username: Internet ID
    • Password: Internet ID password
  5. To disconnect from the U of M vpn, type "vpnc-disconnect" in bash.