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I have successfully been able to get a VPN working using the MUVPN client with IPSec.  Now there is a new problem, our graphics people use Mac and our developers use Linux.  Watchguard's IPsec client is only for Windows.  I have tried IPSecuritas but I can't get it to connect.  I have also tried VPN Tracker (the demo) and I was able to VPN with the Mac.  The problem is that each license is very expensive and this still doesn't provide a Linux solution.
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Although I am not too sure about VPN from linux/Mac machines; one of the useful links for Ubuntu is:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VPNClient
Also for IPSec on linux;
http://www.ipsec-howto.org/t1.html

I have heard that implementing PPTP on linux is fairly simple than configuring IPSec VPN; please look at the link below:
http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/

I would not be able to assist you with client configuration; but might be able to send some links for help.

Thank you.
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We have the VPN up and running across all 3 platforms.  Thanks!
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Thank you for the points; would you like to share which clients and which VPN PPTP or IPSec you used on which platform to set up things so it would be helpful for everyone.

Regards.
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The VPNs are as followed:

PCs - MUVPN v10 IPSec
Linux - http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/
Mac - built in vpn pptp

I decided to skip on IPSec for the Mac because of price/difficulty of configuration.  PPTP is fine, for now.
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Thank you for the update! :)
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