VPN Remote Access Service

Information Technology VPN Policy

The KU Information Technology VPN Policy is available on the Networking section of the University of Kansas IT Policy site.

VPN Service Procedures

System Requirements for VPN Service

Computer with a Pentium®-class processor or greater

Operating System:

  • Microsoft® Windows® 98 or Windows 98 (second edition)
  • Windows ME
  • Windows NT® 4.0 (with Service Pack 6, or higher)
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
System Requirements:
  • Microsoft TCP/IP installed.
    (Confirm via Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network > Protocols or Configuration.)
  • 50 MB hard disk space.
  • RAM:
    • 32 MB for Windows 98
    • 64 MB for Windows NT and Windows ME
    • 64 MB for Windows 2000
      (128 MB recommended)
    • 128 MB for Windows XP
      (256 MB recommended)


Computer with an Intel x86 processor Operating System:
  • RedHat Version 6.2 or later Linux (Intel), or compatible libraries with glibc Version 2.1.1-6 or later, using kernel Versions 2.2.12 or later

Note: The VPN Client does not support Linux kernel Version 2.5.

System Requirements:
  • 32 MB Ram
  • 50 MB hard disk space
Sun UltraSPARC computer Operating System:
  • 32-bit or 64-bit Solaris kernel OS Version 2.6 or later
System Requirements:
  • 32 MB Ram
  • 50 MB hard disk space
Macintosh computer Operating System:
  • OS X, Version 10.1.0 or later
System Requirements:
  • 50 MB hard disk space

Client Installation Guide

Software License Agreement

PLEASE READ THIS SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE DOWNLOADING, INSTALLING OR USING CISCO OR CISCO-SUPPLIED SOFTWARE.

BY DOWNLOADING OR INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE YOU ARE CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY THIS LICENSE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE, THEN DO NOT DOWNLOAD, INSTALL OR USE THE SOFTWARE.

The following terms govern your use of the Software except to the extent a particular program (a) is the subject of a separate written agreement with Cisco or (b) includes a separate "click-on" license agreement as part of the installation and/or download process. To the extent of a conflict between the provisions of the foregoing documents, the order of precedence shall be (1) the written agreement, (2) the click-on agreement, and (3) this Software License.

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  • Unless otherwise expressly provided in the documentation, Customer shall use the Software solely as embedded in, for execution on, or (where the applicable documentation permits installation on non-Cisco equipment) for communication with Cisco equipment owned or leased by Customer;
  • Customer's use of the Software shall be limited to use on a single hardware chassis, on a single central processing unit, as applicable, or use on such greater number of chassises or central processing units as Customer may have paid Cisco the required license fee; and
  • Customer's use of the Software shall also be limited, as applicable and set forth in Customer's purchase order or in Cisco's product catalog, user documentation, or web site, to a maximum number of (a) seats (i.e. users with access to the installed Software), (b) concurrent users, sessions, ports, and/or issued and outstanding IP addresses, and/or (c) central processing unit cycles or instructions per second. Customer's use of the Software shall also be limited by any other restrictions set forth in Customer's purchase order or in Cisco's product catalog, user documentation or web site for the Software.

NOTE: For evaluation or beta copies for which Cisco does not charge a license fee, the above requirement to pay a license fee does not apply.
General Limitations. Except as otherwise expressly provided under this Agreement, Customer shall have no right, and Customer specifically agrees not to:

  • (i) transfer, assign or sublicense its license rights to any other person, or use the Software on unauthorized or secondhand Cisco equipment, and any such attempted transfer, assignment or sublicense shall be void;
  • (ii) make error corrections to or otherwise modify or adapt the Software or create derivative works based upon the Software, or to permit third parties to do the same; or.
  • (iii) decompile, decrypt, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Software to human-readable form to gain access to trade secrets or confidential information in the Software.

To the extent required by law, at Customer's request, Cisco shall provide Customer with the interface information needed to achieve interoperability between the Software and another independently created program, on payment of Cisco's applicable fee. Customer shall observe strict obligations of confidentiality with respect to such information.

Upgrades and Additional Copies. For purposes of this Agreement, "Software" shall include (and the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall apply to) any upgrades, updates, bug fixes or modified versions (collectively, "Upgrades") or backup copies of the Software licensed or provided to Customer by Cisco or an authorized distributor for which Customer has paid the applicable license fees. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT: (1) CUSTOMER HAS NO LICENSE OR RIGHT TO USE ANY SUCH ADDITIONAL COPIES OR UPGRADES UNLESS CUSTOMER, AT THE TIME OF ACQUIRING SUCH COPY OR UPGRADE, ALREADY HOLDS A VALID LICENSE TO THE ORIGINAL SOFTWARE AND HAS PAID THE APPLICABLE FEE FOR THE UPGRADE; (2) USE OF UPGRADES IS LIMITED TO CISCO EQUIPMENT FOR WHICH CUSTOMER IS THE ORIGINAL END USER PURCHASER OR LESSEE OR WHO OTHERWISE HOLDS A VALID LICENSE TO USE THE SOFTWARE WHICH IS BEING UPGRADED; AND (3) USE OF ADDITIONAL COPIES IS LIMITED TO BACKUP PURPOSES ONLY.

Proprietary Notices. Customer agrees to maintain and reproduce all copyright and other proprietary notices on all copies, in any form, of the Software in the same form and manner that such copyright and other proprietary notices are included on the Software. Except as expressly authorized in this Agreement, Customer shall not make any copies or duplicates or any Software without the prior written permission of Cisco. Customer may make such backup copies of the Software as may be necessary for Customer's lawful use, provided Customer affixes to such copies all copyright, confidentiality, and proprietary notices that appear on the original.

Protection of Information. Customer agrees that aspects of the Software and associated documentation, including the specific design and structure of individual programs, constitute trade secrets and/or copyrighted material of Cisco. Customer shall not disclose, provide, or otherwise make available such trade secrets or copyrighted material in any form to any third party without the prior written consent of Cisco. Customer shall implement reasonable security measures to protect such trade secrets and copyrighted material. Title to Software and documentation shall remain solely with Cisco.

Term and Termination. This License is effective until terminated. Customer may terminate this License at any time by destroying all copies of Software including any documentation. Customer's rights under this License will terminate immediately without notice from Cisco if Customer fails to comply with any provision of this License. Upon termination, Customer must destroy all copies of Software in its possession or control.

Customer Records. Customer grants to Cisco and its independent accountants the right to examine Customer's books, records and accounts during Customer's normal business hours to verify compliance with this Agreement. In the event such audit discloses non-compliance with this Agreement, Customer shall promptly pay to Cisco the appropriate licensee fees.

Export. Software, including technical data, may be subject to U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Act and its associated regulations, and may be subject to export or import regulations in other countries. Customer agrees to comply strictly with all such regulations and acknowledges that it has the responsibility to obtain licenses to export, re-export, or import Software.

U.S. Government End Users. The Software and associated software documentation qualify as "commercial items," as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. 2.101, consisting of "commercial computer software" and "commercial computer software documentation" as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. 12.212. Consistent with 48 C.F.R.12.212 and 48 C.F.R. 227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, Licensee will provide to Government end user, or, if this Agreement is direct Government end user will acquire, the Software and software documentation with only those rights set forth herein that apply to non-governmental customers. Use of this Software and software documentation constitutes agreement by the government entity that the computer software and computer software documentation is commercial, and constitutes acceptance of the rights and restrictions herein.

Limited Warranty.

Cisco Systems, Inc. or the Cisco Systems, Inc. subsidiary licensing the Software, if sale is not directly by Cisco Systems, Inc. ("Cisco") warrants that commencing from the date of delivery to Customer (but in case of resale by a Cisco reseller, commencing not more than ninety (90) days after original shipment by Cisco), and continuing for a period of the longer of (a) ninety (90) days or (b) the period set forth in the Warranty Card accompanying the Product (if any): (a) the media on which the Software is furnished will be free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal use; and (b) the Software substantially conforms to its published specifications. The date of shipment of a Product by Cisco is set forth on the packaging material in which the Product is shipped. Except for the foregoing, the Software is provided AS IS. This limited warranty extends only to the Customer who is the original licensee. Customer's sole and exclusive remedy and the entire liability of Cisco and its suppliers under this limited warranty will be, at Cisco or its service center's option, repair, replacement, or refund of the Software if reported (or, upon request, returned) to the party supplying the Software to Customer, if different than Cisco. In no event does Cisco warrant that the Software is error free or that Customer will be able to operate the Software without problems or interruptions. In addition, due to the continual development of new techniques for intruding upon and attacking networks, Cisco does not warrant that the Software or any equipment, system or network on which the Software is used will be free of vulnerability to intrusion or attack.

Restrictions. This warranty does not apply if the Product (a) has been altered, except by Cisco, (b) has not been installed, operated, repaired, or maintained in accordance with instructions supplied by Cisco, (c) has been subjected to abnormal physical or electrical stress, misuse, negligence, or accident; or (d) is licensed, for beta, evaluation, testing or demonstration purposes for which Cisco does not receive a payment of purchase price or license fee.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY. EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED IN THIS WARRANTY, ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND WARRANTIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, LAW, USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE, ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW. TO THE EXTENT AN IMPLIED WARRANTY CANNOT BE EXCLUDED, SUCH WARRANTY IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION. This disclaimer and exclusion shall apply even if the express warranty set forth above fails of its essential purpose

General Terms Applicable to the Limited Warranty Statement and Software License

Disclaimer of Liabilities. IN NO EVENT WILL CISCO OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST REVENUE, PROFIT, OR DATA, OR FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES HOWEVER CAUSED AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE SOFTWARE EVEN IF CISCO OR ITS SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. In no event shall Cisco's or its suppliers' liability to Customer, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise, exceed the price paid by Customer. The foregoing limitations shall apply even if the above-stated warranty fails of its essential purpose. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

The Warranty and the Software License shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without reference to principles of conflict of laws, provided that for Customers located in a member state of the European Union, Norway or Switzerland, English law shall apply. The United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods shall not apply. If any portion hereof is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Warranty and the Software License shall remain in full force and effect. Except as expressly provided herein, the Software License constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the license of the Software and supersedes any conflicting or additional terms contained in the purchase order

If Customer has entered into a contract directly with Cisco for supply of the Products subject to this warranty, the terms of that contract shall supersede any terms of this Warranty or the Warranty Card, or the Software License, which are inconsistent with that contract. Customer acknowledges that: the Internet URL address and the web pages referred to in this document may be updated by Cisco from time to time; the version in effect at the date of delivery of the Products to the Customer shall apply.


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