[unclug] VPN client under linux and library e-journals
jeff01 at email.unc.edu
Wed Jun 1 11:12:17 EDT 2005
Andrew Perrin wrote:
> I just installed the vpn client on my home machine. I would have expected
> that the library's e-journals page would therefore give me "local" access
> to online journal services, but it doesn't - I still get the proxy page.
> As far as I can tell, the client is up and working:
> aperrin at joehill:~$ vpnclient stat
> Cisco Systems VPN Client Version 4.6.00 (0045)
> Copyright (C) 1998-2004 Cisco Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
> Client Type(s): Linux
> Running on: Linux 2.6.8 #1 Wed Apr 13 15:58:34 EDT 2005 i686
> Config file directory: /etc/opt/cisco-vpnclient
I don't think its a problem with VPN. IIRC the library requires the use
of their proxy (check their documentation) regardless of the VPN client.
I think the reason is that the VPN is configured for split tunnelling
and many resources accessible through the library proxy are in
non-campus IP space. Hence traffic to them will not be going through
your IP stack configured for local campus addresses.
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