AnyConnect under Linux (Ubuntu 14.04)

Valid VPN accounts:


Two profiles are available. These are offered when the connection is established:

  • All_tunneled - With this configuration, all traffic is routed through the tunnel. Only the local LAN can be excluded. The nameservice is done exclusively via the nameservers of the TU. All library services can be used.
  • TU_tunneled - With this configuration only the traffic to and from the TU is routed through the tunnel. The nameservice for * is done via the nameservers of the TU. For all other domains, the provider's name service is used.

The AnyConnect Client is installed automatically via the web address, opens an external URL in a new window. This is only necessary once, after that the client can be started directly from the system. With automatic installation, the client is installed on the system without user intervention and is immediately connected to the selected profile. The following requirements must be met:

----- Linux Requirements

  • x86 instruction set.

  • 64-bit processor.

  • 32 MB RAM.

  • 20 MB hard disk space.

  • Superuser privileges are required for installation.

  • libstdc++ users must have or higher, but below version 4.

  • Java 5 (1.5) or later. The only version that works for web installation is Sun Java. You must install Sun Java and configure your browser to use that instead of the default package.

  • zlib - to support SSL deflate compression

  • xterm - only required if you're doing initial deployment of AnyConnect via Weblaunch from ASA clientless portal.

  • gtk 2.0.0.

  • gdk 2.0.0.

  • libpango 1.0.

  • iptables 1.2.7a or later.

  • tun module supplied with kernel 2.4.21 or 2.6.

----- (Auszug aus den Release Notes, opens an external URL in a new window)

If not all requirements are met, the software is offered for download as an installation script by the server, which can then be executed manually. The following section describes the manual installation and the subsequent operation of the VPN client:

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If the automatic installation is not successful, you will be offered an installation script, please download it. Now open a terminal and change to the corresponding download folder.

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Use the chmod +x command to change the permissions of the file so that you can run it.

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Please execute the script with root rights.

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After successful installation a corresponding text is displayed.

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Start the AnyConnect VPN Client.

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Enter the server, select the desired profile and log in with your UserID and password. The VPN tunnel will now be established.

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If you use the profile "All_tunneled", you can exclude your local network (access to Lan printers, company servers, etc.) via the gearwheel symbol.

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