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Latest Java update broke Juniper Network Connect VPN client

23595 Views 24 Replies Latest reply: May 25, 2012 9:31 AM by Loner T RSS
  • solefald Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)

    OS update would not fix it. This requires Java update.

  • etkal Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Couldn't the OS update include a Java update?  That's what I was hoping for...

  • solefald Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)

    That would make no sense, really. Java is a separate product, developed by another company and on completely different release schedule. Why would Apple roll it out as a part of OS update? They have never done that before, so I assume they will not start doing it now.

  • kellyfj Calculating status...

    Bump, I am experiencing this also


    Invalid memory access of location 0xc002896c eip=0x9b2e1d47


    I have no workaround and did not use TimeMachine so my only solutions are

    1) Wait for a fix

    2) Reinstall Lion from scratch and spend 2+ days setting up my environment again.

  • pli_selon_pli Calculating status...

    Don't know if this is the same problem or just similar.  After some problems earlier the SSL VPN is logging in OK and working fine until it gets to a remote timeout -- I've asked my sysadmin to increase the timeout period in the meantime!


    After a timeout I can't restart the VPN and there's a lot of network activity going on as well as the Juniper debug log filling up fast.  At first the only solution seemed to be to restart the Mac but then I spotted that Host Checker is the badly behaved process so I can force quit that to get going again.


    I'm wondering since this is a fairly recent problem for me whether this has been broken by one of Apple's recent Java updates -- I have the most recent 1.6.0_31

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,900 points)

    pli_selon_pli wrote:


    I'm wondering since this is a fairly recent problem for me whether this has been broken by one of Apple's recent Java updates -- I have the most recent 1.6.0_31

    I am pretty sure it is a Juniper problem. I have heard reports from some people that a slightly newer version than my 7.1.0 (19243) may work. I won't know until they update the gateway, which they aren't planning on doing anytime soon. To make matters worse, IT found out about Flashback and made me upgrade. Now Juniper Network Connect only works from the VPN web page. Juniper is just typical flaky corporate software. The open source TunnelBlick is flaky too. The only VPN that I have had zero trouble with is the built-in VPN from Apple. Go figure.

  • pli_selon_pli Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks etresoft.  I guess I'll just have to live with it until Juniper and then my IT get things sorted out.  At least I found the least troublesome way to get out of it.

  • pli_selon_pli Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    A bit more information.  After using Juniper briefly last night I logged out properly and put the Mac to sleep.  I noticed well into this morning that something was really hogging my data and after looking at logs found that it was Host Checker again. It is refusing to let go whether properly logged out or timed out.


    I'm running the latest version of Java from Apple so this seems to be something that Juniper needs to fix.  I'll ask my IT Support to register it with them.

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,900 points)

    Sometimes Juniper has locked up my machine to the point where it needs a hard reboot.

  • Loner T Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    In my case, 'Enable applet plug-in and Webstart applications' fixed the issue.


    OS X v 10.7.4, Java 1.6.0_31-b04-415, MBP 15-in Mid 2010, Juniper Network Connect 6.5.0.


    PS: Safari 5.1.7 (7534.57.2) works but Firefox 12 and Chrome 19.0.1084.46 does not work.

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