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Access cisco VPN from OpenVMS

 
ptn77
Occasional Visitor

Access cisco VPN from OpenVMS

Does anyone know if there is a way to connect using cisco VPN from OpenVMS. Are there any client software that will allow for this from OpenVMS.
If not, is there a way to use VPN or SSL from OpenVMS

Thanks in advance.
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Arch_Muthiah
Honored Contributor

Re: Access cisco VPN from OpenVMS

Hi,
I have using Cisco VPN, VMS, and Reflection.
It works fine.

Archunan
Regards
Archie
ptn77
Occasional Visitor

Re: Access cisco VPN from OpenVMS

Is there cisco vpn client software for VMS that you are using?
Craig A Berry
Honored Contributor

Re: Access cisco VPN from OpenVMS

I believe a more general way of stating what you need is client software for OpenVMS capable of the IPSEC or PPTP protocols. I've heard somewhere that IPSEC is on the roadmap, but I don't think it is available yet.

SSL as well as SSH and a number of other security mechanims are already available, depending on which version of which TCP/IP package you are using. I suggest you look at the various offerings here:

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/security.html
ptn77
Occasional Visitor

Re: Access cisco VPN from OpenVMS

Thank you for your reply.
The problem I have is that I need to connect to a remote database from VMS. The remote server allows for connection via cisco VPN. If currently there are no available client software for VMS capable of IPSEC or PPTP protocols I will have to read up on SSH or SSL. Thank you for the link on this.
I'm sure I will have more questions on SSH or SSL.
Arch_Muthiah
Honored Contributor

Re: Access cisco VPN from OpenVMS

Ok, now I understand your requirement.

I said about connecting to VMS using Cisco VPN client from Window env.

Archunan
Regards
Archie
Craig A Berry
Honored Contributor

Re: Access cisco VPN from OpenVMS

It looks like Multinet has IPSEC capability now, but if you are not already using it, it could be painful to switch IP stacks just for that one feature:

http://www.process.com/tcpip/multinet.html

According to the slide presentation here:

http://www.invenate.com/decus/2005_TUD/16_TCP_IP%20for%20OpenVMS%20_Jim%20Laciani.pdf

it may be a year or two before IPSEC becomes available in TCP/IP Services.
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Access cisco VPN from OpenVMS

One of the reasons VMS is getting a bad name over here is that it takes so long before they are on VMS and that they are not available in a backport to 7.3 (our version, upgrading costs a few man year).

Wim
Wim
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: Access cisco VPN from OpenVMS

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/roadmap/openvms_roadmaps.htm
slide 20 and 26 are interesting. IPSEC is not
going to be anytime soon.

Look at TCPWARE and MULTINET - they may have do it now and often run on earlier versions of VMS.
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