I just wanted to respond with my two cents that may or may not mean
something... it is unrelated to folks who actually have the client
installed, but for folks trying to install it from sslvpn.uvm.edu as was
discussed earlier on in this thread. I agree that perhaps a locally
downloadable client is a good idea too... however, I just want to bring
to light one thing I noticed about sslvpn.uvm.edu.
First, on my ResLife Tech Blog here: http://www.uvm.edu/~tjwhitne/?p=81
I have posted (much earlier on) directions for our staff to install the
AnyConnect client for access to some of our ResLife resources that was
setup with the VPN. This past weekend there was a new comment on the
blog stating trouble. I informed the commenter that, though I'm not the
one who officially supports the VPN and pointed in the direction of
Lynne, I did suggest that instead of using sslvpn.uvm.edu to try the
direct URL https://sslvpn.uvm.edu/+CSCOE+/logon.html because it sounded
as if the redirect wasn't working.
I received a notice back that it worked and that the redirect seemed to
be the problem. So I would say depending on some users computer settings
and security settings in their browsers the redirect, java, etc. can
have trouble. I've had trouble in the past for these reasons and I
either click Allow a bunch of times or simply click the downloadable
Just my two cents. Overall, I've had good luck with getting the client
and getting it installed.
On 9/28/2010 8:45 AM, Lynne Meeks wrote:
> The clients were updated in the morning; the change on the VPN server
> from older to new client was very quick (as in one command).
> There should not have been any noticeable difficulty accessing the
> Rama, what specifically happens when you try to connect with the
> AnyConnect client?
> Please let me know the last time you tried with the AnyConnect
> client, and what your public IP address is; I can see if the logs on
> the server provide any enlightenment.
> On 9/27/10 9:18 PM, Andrew Hendrickson wrote:
>> Hmm, when I connected the Anyconnect client downloaded and installed
>> a new client version.
>> Perhaps Network Services was updating the clients installs on the
>> host at the time you tried to connect?
>> On Sep 27, 2010, at 6:16 PM, Rama Kocherlakota wrote:
>>> Sorry, should have mentioned - it's a Win7 netbook.
>>> On 9/27/2010 5:45 PM, Rama Kocherlakota wrote:
>>>> I have an ASUS netbook that I am trying to use to access
>>>> sslvpn.uvm.edu. If I go to the web site, it goes through its
>>>> usual sequence of authenticating, downloading, and launching,
>>>> but then, in the process of activating the VPN adapter, it gives
>>>> me the rather cryptic error message that "VPN has encountered an
>>>> error" and fails.
>>>> - I've tried using the browser-based Java version under Chrome
>>>> and the Active-X version under MSIE.
>>>> - I've tried with the standalone AnyConnect application
>>>> - I've tried turning off the Windows firewall, FWIW.
>>>> But nothing seems to help. I'm working on a secured Wi-Fi
>>>> network - and other machines on the same Wi-Fi network connect
>>>> reliably with no issues. Any thoughts?
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