Connecting to the Nortel Contivity Switch from SLED 10
You can connect to the Nortel Contivity Switch using the VPN Client integrated with the Network Manager in SLED 10.
- Linux VPN client and Network Manager should be installed in your system.
- The following RPMs should be installed in your system:
1. Profile Creation
You must create a profile before connecting to the Nortel Switch.
- Click on the Network Manager icon in the system tray and select VPN connections > Configure VPN. VPN Connections window opens.
- Click on Add to configure the profile. The Create VPN Connection dialog box opens.
- Click Forward.
- Select NovellVPNClient from the Connect to drop-down list.
- Click Forward.
- In the New Window, specify the following information:
- Connection Name: Specify a name for the connection.
- Gateway Type: Select Nortel as the gateway type.
- Authentication Type: Specify XAUTH as the authentication type.
- Gateway: Specify the host address or IP address of the Gateway.
- User Name: Specify a user name for XAUTH authentication, provided by your administrator.
- Group Name: Specify a group name for XAUTH authentication, provided by your administrator.
- Click Optional Information and select a DH group and PFS group from the drop-down lists. These configurations will be available with your administrator.
- Click Forward. The Finish Creating VPN Connection dialog Box opens.
- Click Apply to finish the configuration.
- Click the Network Manager icon in the system tray and select VPN connections.
- Click the profile you just created.
- A dialog box pops up requesting the user password and group password. Enter the Passwords and press OK.
Note: User can store the passwords in the Keyring or opt only to store the password for current session alone.
3. After Connection
A padlock icon appears on the Network Manager icon if the connection to the gateway is successful.
Note: The VPN Functionality is successfully tested with the Nortel Contivity Switch Version 4.6 and above.
Left click the Network Manager icon and select Disconnect VPN to disconnect.
- Failed Connection
If the connection fails make sure of the following:
- The DH and PFS group parameters match with the server.
- The username and password entered is correct.
- The groupname and password is correct.
- The racoon is running.
To check if racoon is running before connecting to the gateway, enter the following command:
If it is not running, enter the following command to start racoon:
- Network is Not Accessible
Sometimes when you ping or telnet, you might get the following error message:
Resource temporary unavailable
This message implies that the negotiation for the connection is proceeding. Try again after some time.