run Cisco VPN client as non-root-user


if you want to run the vpnclient as non-root-user (very desirable), you probably will get

privsep: unable to drop privileges: group set failed.

since the cvpnd needs to be run with root privileges.

Just give it the setuid root-Flag:

chmod 4111 /opt/cisco-vpnclient/bin/cvpnd

and have fun with yout user-built VPN tunnel.


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