[maemo-users] Web (SSL) VPN on n810

From: collin at betaversion.net collin at betaversion.net
Date: Tue Jan 8 00:33:55 EET 2008
I guess the library (.so file) is x86 only. The N810 is a ARM-based device.
So no luck with your N810. I know this wont help you but :-(


On Mon, 7 Jan 2008 17:19:04 -0500, "Matthew Alexander" <ma4d at hotmail.com>
> Has anyone had experience getting a browser-based SSL VPN to work on the
> n810?  Our company uses F5 FirePass which created a browser plugin to
> connect to its VPN hardware.  I tried to install a plugin both through
> browser and manually as root with the terminal and had no luck.  The
> components are all in the right places and have the right permissions
> according to F5 but the browser just does not seem to recognize the
> plugin.  F5's directions are below.  Any help will be greatly
>  I'm going to have to return this to Nokia if I can't access my work
> network with it.
> It is supported on these platforms:
> Linux (see instructions above for Linux/Unix)
>   a.. Workstations with libc version 2 and later 
>   b.. Kernel support for PPP interfaces (loadable module or statically
> built in)
>   c.. PPPD program in the /sbin directory 
>   d.. Supported Linux platforms: 
>   Debian® 3.1r0 
>   Fedora " Core 2 
>   Fedora " Core 3 
>   Fedora " Core 4 
>   Red Hat® 9.0 
>   Slackware® 10.1 
>   SuSE® 9.x Professional 
>   TurboLinux® Desktop
> Supported browsers
>   a.. Firefox® 1.0.x 
>   b.. HP® iPAQ 4155, Version 4.20.0 - Windows® Mobile 2003, First
> Edition 
>   -i-mode phone 
>   c.. Microsoft® Internet Explorer, version 5.0, 5.5, or 6.0 
>   d.. Microsoft® Pocket PC 2003 and Microsoft® Pocket PC Phone Edition
> 2003 
>   e.. Mozilla® version 1.7.x 
>   f.. Netscape® Navigator, version 4.7x or 7.x 
>   g.. OpenWave® WAP browser 
>   h.. Mozilla® version 1.7.x on Apple® Mac OS® X 10.2.x systems 
>   i.. Safari® version 1.2 on Apple® Mac OS® X 10.3.x systems 
>   j.. Safari® version 2.0 on Apple® Mac OS® X 10.4.x systems
>   FirePass 5.5 supports the Safari® browser for automatically installing
> the network access client. You must manually install the Macintosh
> access client when using other browsers.
>   k.. Toshiba® E800, Version 4.20.1081 
>   l.. Windows® Mobile"2003, First Edition 
>   m.. XDA® II, Windows® Mobile" 2003 First Edition
> Here are the installation instructions:
> When you use Network Access for the very first time on a remote system
> using recent versions of Netscape or Mozilla browsers, the automatic
> plug-in installation mechanism downloads the Network Access client-side
> components.
> There are two components: the plug-in itself, and a standalone
> that needs to run with root privileges. Therefore, it must be installed
> the remote system as a suid root application.
> The plug-in installation process tries to use 'su' or 'sudo' utilities to
> elevate user privileges to perform the installation. Sometimes, due to
> policy restrictions, these privileges are unavailable. In this case, you
> can download the plug-in and other components, and install them manually.
> To install the Network Access plug-in manually, download the plugin and
> the SSLVpn.tgz file from the following locations:
> Plugin--
> Other components--
> https://vpn.emory.edu/vdesk/vpn/nogzip/downloads.php/linux/SSLVpn.tgz 
> SSLVpn.tgz contains the full paths to the application files (under
> /usr/local/lib). Do not attempt to install these in a different
> For security reasons, it is important to preserve all the directories
> permissions and ownership of the files included in the package (and, of
> course, to make sure that the svpn application is suid root). This
> command:
> cd /; tar xpzvf 
> should do the job on most systems.
> [root at mybox]# cd /; tar xpzvf /downloads/SSLVpn.tgz
> usr/local/lib/F5Networks/SSLVPN/
> usr/local/lib/F5Networks/SSLVPN/svpn
> usr/local/lib/F5Networks/SSLVPN/etc/
> usr/local/lib/F5Networks/SSLVPN/etc/version.txt
> usr/local/lib/F5Networks/SSLVPN/var/
> usr/local/lib/F5Networks/SSLVPN/var/log/
> usr/local/lib/F5Networks/SSLVPN/var/run/
> You can install the plug-in np_F5_SSL_VPN.so for a particular user (for
> example, in the directory $HOME/.mozilla/plugins) or system-wide (for
> example, in /usr/local/lib/mozilla/plugins).
> cp np_F5_SSL_VPN.so  /usr/local/firefox/plugins/
> Restart your browser.
> To uninstall Network Acces client-side components from the system, simply
> remove (recursively) 
> the directory /usr/local/lib/F5Networks/SSLVPN, and 
> the plug-in from the installed location. 

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