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25.01.2008 09:54

Cisco VPN Client Patch update for 2.6.24 final


As 2.6.24 was released today I had a look at the code and recognized that the "init_net" symbol is now again exported using EXPORT_SYMBOL() instead of EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() so the Cisco VPN client can make use of it again.

Below is the updated patch to reflect this change.
Installation instructions:
1. Untar the VPN Client
# tar xzf vpnclient-linux-4.8.01.0640-k9.tar.gz

2. Download the patch
# wget -q http://projects.tuxx-home.at/ciscovpn/patches/vpnclient-linux-2.6.24-final.diff

3. Change to the vpnclient diretory
# cd vpnclient

4. Apply the patch
# patch <../vpnclient-linux-2.6.24-final.diff
patching file GenDefs.h
patching file interceptor.c


Now the patch has been applied and you can safely install the client
#./vpn_install

Downloads:

Links:

Please consider donating if this patch was helpful to you, thanks!

11.01.2008 19:40

Patch to make the Cisco VPN Client work on Linux 2.6.24+


After hours of reading kernel code, changelogs and coding examples I finally managed to come up with a patch that allows you to use the Cisco VPN client on Linux kernel 2.6.24+.
I've tested it thoroughly, but it still may be able to panic your kernel, so please use with care and don't make me responsible if your system catches fire or something like that.

Update 2008-01-13:
I replaced the old nasty version of the patch with a new version that works around using the GPL-only symbol init_net and therefore deleted the first version of this patch.
You should replace it too if you already downloaded the previous patch which violates the GPL.

Update 2008-01-27:
There's a new version of this patch available for 2.6.24 non-rc kernels. Please have a look here.

The installation instructions are (as always) straight forward, but I'll quote them here for your convenience.
1. Untar the VPN Client
# tar xzf vpnclient-linux-4.8.01.0640-k9.tar.gz

2. Download the patch
# wget -q http://projects.tuxx-home.at/ciscovpn/patches/vpnclient-linux-2.6.24.diff

3. Change to the vpnclient diretory
# cd vpnclient

4. Apply the patch
# patch <../vpnclient-linux-2.6.24.diff
patching file GenDefs.h
patching file interceptor.c

Now the patch has been applied and you can safely install the client
#./vpn_install

Downloads:

Links:

Please consider donating if this patch was helpful to you, thanks!

03.01.2008 09:57

New support forum online


Since yesterday, I created a new support forum to support all my projects at one place.

This new forum also contains the contents of the former Unofficial Matrox Technical Support Forum. This change was necessary to be able to provide help to my other projects too.
There will be much more to come in the future, but for the moment, I'm quite satisfied with the new forum. BTW: I did an upgrade to phpBB 3.0 at the same time and was very astonished about how good the converter worked. The only thing that it didn't convert was the in-forum links (e.g. links to matrox.tuxx-home.at), but to be honest, it isn't supposed to do this.
Will add a mod_rewrite rule to ease the transition to the new domain soon.

Dear Matrox forum users, please update your bookmarks:
Links: