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VPN Tunneling on 64-Bit Linux Platforms

A native 64-bit VPN Tunneling client is not yet available. Instead, changes in the existing 32-bit client were made so that it can be run on 64-bit platforms. Because of this, VPN Tunneling has dependencies with 32-bit Java and 32-bit standard libraries even when running on a 64-bit platform.

See the Pulse Connect Secure Supported Platforms Guide for a list of supported browsers, platforms and plug-ins for VPN Tunneling.

To run VPN Tunneling on a 64-bit Linux platform, you must perform the following tasks on your Linux system:

Table 93: Installing Standard 32-Bit Libraries and Components

Linux Distribution Method



NOTE: This command installs Java 7 64-bit, the plugin for your browser, and the 32-bit Java with all related 32-bit libraries.

apt-get install icedtea-7-plugin openjdk-7-jre:i386


yum –y install xterm

yum –y

yum –y

yum –y

yum –y

yum –y

yum –y


zypper install

The syntax for launching VPN Tunneling from the command line is:

32-bit_Java_path -cp NC.jar NC -h ivehostname-u username-p password[-r realm] -f sa_certificate_in_der_format[-l gui_log_level [-L ncsvc_log_level] [-y proxy-z proxy_port[-s proxy_username-a proxy_password[-d proxy_domain]]]

There are no changes in the Connect Secure admin GUI or in the VPN Tunneling client user interface to run on a 64-bit Linux platform, however you should note the following:

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