Recently I spent a few hours to configure VPN connection using Juniper on my Fedora 15 laptop. Actually there is nothing difficult. But I’d like to mention to one nuance. Looks like Juniper doesn’t work with openJDK Firefox plugin. It needs Sun/Oracle only! Otherwise VPN connection will be terminated immediately after start without any errors or warnings. So, here a few simple steps to configure Juniper VPN connection on your Fedora 15:
- download and install the latest Java (choose your architecture – 32bit or 64bit);
- install xterm – sudo yum install xterm
- replace symlink on Java Firefox plugin – sudo ln -sf /usr/java/jdk1.6.0_25/jre/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.so
- restart the Firefox and launch your VPN connection. It run Juniper and ask you to accept certificates as well as root password in the xterm.
That’s it. You may use VPN connection now. Additionally you can setup a script to run VPN connection as it’s described in that post.