8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 4, 2005 3:18 PM by MonK7579
Slim Bot Level 2 (170 points)
I installed the Cisco Systems VPN client for Mac & the connection works fine, but after making a connection it's necessary to "map" the server you're connected to to view it (in Win is a simple right-click & select "map new server").

No idea how to do this in OS X (10.3.9) - couldn't find anything on Cisco's site either.

Anybody used Cisco's VPN client for Mac? After the connection is established, what do you have to do in order to actually see anything on the server?
  • Gary Wall Level 1 (5 points)
    I'm having the same problem. Did you ever find a solution?
  • MonK7579 Level 2 (260 points)
    Do you know the IP address of the server?
    If you go to connect to server and click browse you don't see anything?
    You should be able to just type the IP address of the server in the connect to server dialog after you have connected with the VPN.
  • Gary Wall Level 1 (5 points)
    I have no problem in connecting to the server. The problem is in mapping the server. You can't see anything on the server until you map it - an easy process in Windows.
  • MonK7579 Level 2 (260 points)
    Mapping it in the VPN client or the OS?
    Either, Or you should just be able to type in the path to the server and thats it,
    smb://IPaddress/VolumeName Or afp://IPaddress/VolumeName or whatever service that is running on the server.
  • Gary Wall Level 1 (5 points)
    I guess I'm confused - nothing new there. When I connect to the server - it shows that I'm connected -but I can't find any files or documents. After I connect how do I get to the data? With a PC - the first time you connect you must "map the server" . The "connection entry" shows that I'm connected, but there appears to be a lock (in the locked position) next to the name. I'm lost.
  • MonK7579 Level 2 (260 points)
    If your seeing a lock next to the name ...... it sounds like you are not authorized by the security policies from the on-site policy distribution. According to what Cisco says when you connect with the VPN client, the box in the location you are trying to connect to "should" allow you access to the files on the server, as long as you have rights to them while you are on-site. If not, I would think that the security policy configuration on the cisco box onsite will have to be edited to allow you to do what you are looking to do offsite. There really should not be much configuration on your end unless you are just installing it for the first time and would have to input the VPN box info. since you do connect to the server, but just don't see anything on it, I would definitely say it would be an onsite thing......but I could be wrong.

    Here is the link to the cisco stuff I was looking at if you havn't already been there...

  • Gary Wall Level 1 (5 points)
    Thank you so much for your help. The folks running the server do not have a full set of oars and this is the first time they have tried ro set up access off site. Thanks again
  • MonK7579 Level 2 (260 points)
    Here is another link if your interested....

    Sorry for the long syntax, I am not an HTML guy.