1946 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2007 2:42 AM by Steven Davidson
I am sure I have seen a thread or two on Cisco VPN which broke with 10.4.8. You could also google or search MacIntouch and MacFixit on this issues which has been reported on with some news from readers.
Did you leave or clone your system before upgrading so you can fall back and continue using 10.4.7? Never update before backing up.
Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately, even after having spent considerable time reading all related threads on the topic, nothing addressed this very odd issue. I have, fortunately, found a fix.
What did work:
I was able to locate a version of Cisco VPN Client 4.6.04 (the previous version was 4.6.03) and it is now working on Mac OS X 10.4.8.
What did not work:
Following Apple Tech support's advice, I did an Archive Install, rolling back to 10.4. I did each point reference update (10.4.1, then 10.4.2, and so on.) After each install I tested the existing client. It would start but would immediately crash for failure to find a particular library file. I did this all the way through 10.4.6, and up to 10.4.8 with no luck.
The Virtual PC version of the VPN client (4.0.5(d)) still seems to not work. The next step will be to re-install the PC version of the VPN client. Perhaps that will work.
PowerBook G4 Mac OS X (10.4.8)
thank you. Unfortunately, the latest version to which I have access is 4.6.04. My organization does not make 4.9 available and Cisco does not offer the software freely from the Cisco site. However, if you happen to know of a public location where the newer software can be had, I would be happy to get it. It appears Cisco does not distribute this directly and that it can only be distributed by organizations with licenses for a Cisco VPN package.
You can download it (as least as of right now) from MacUpdate.
Whether there's some reason why your client would need to match the version of software running the Cisco VPN server, I don't know. So you'll want to keep the 4.6.x client just in case the 4.9 client doesn't work for some reason.
You might want to prod your organization to make the more current client available. The older clients wont' work with Intel-based Macs, should your organization have or acquire any.
Has the latest version fixed the horrible kernel panic issues on the mac pro? That put me off the cisco mac release altogether.
BTW, stumbled across this the other day:
Claims Cisco compatibility, may be worth a look. They have a 30-day trial available...