Archive for February, 2010

GNS3 0.7 released

February 28th, 2010 No comments

GNS3 0.7 has been released today. Some Improvement & Features:

  • Support & debugging on Windows 7.
  • Qemuwrapper improvements & Windows compatibility.
  • Integration of Cisco IDS/IPS, including a new symbol.
  • Qemu 0.11.0 patched and Putty have been added in the Windows all-in-one package.
  • An option to show the z coordinate of any object on the scene (View -> Show layers).
  • Interface labels follow their moving parent nodes.
  • Modified interface labels are saved in .net files.
  • Option to slow start nodes (wait x seconds between each start).
  • Links connected to Qemu based nodes are now removable (nodes have to be shutdown to do so).
  • Possibility to set an hypervisor for Ethernet switches, ATM switches, ATM bridges and Frame Relay switches.
  • New symbols for voice labs (Call manager, SIP server, IP phone, voice router, voice access server and PBX).
  • New dialog window to browse and change a router startup-config.
  • Undo/redo of actions is now supported.
  • Qemu & qemu-img paths are saved in .net files if needed.
  • Slight improvements for the snapshot system, including a new dialog window to manage it.
  • Wics description in tooptips.
  • Wics restoration from .net files.
  • Support of relative paths in .net files (if the base path is the same as the .net file).
  • Test button to validate you can launch Qemuwrapper, Qemu and qemu-img.
  • New translation in Czech (thanks to Ondrej Filip).
  • Lot of various small bug fixes and improvements.
  • “versions” command to display Qt, PyQt and SIP versions

This version has been tested on the following OS:

  • Windows 7 Professional x86 (Qt 4.5.3, PyQt 4.6.2, SIP 4.9.3)
  • Windows XP SP3 x86 (Qt 4.5.3, PyQt 4.6.2, SIP 4.9.3)
  • Ubuntu 9.10 (Qt 4.5.2, PyQt 4.6.1, SIP 4.9.1)
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Qt 4.5.3, PyQt 4.6.2, SIP 4.9.3)

So, now I have to test it – I somehow miss the Mac OS X version to download…

Cisco VPN Client for 64bit (Vista & Windows 7) now Beta

February 23rd, 2010 No comments

It looks like there’s now a 64bit version of the cisco VPN client:

vpnclient-winx64-msi- - Vista, Windows 7 - 64bit only.

I think important to know:

The new client beta requires a kernel patch, KB952876, from Microsoft before
installing first installing the actual client.  It is also suggested that 
Service Pack 2 for Vista be installed.


VPN Client takes longer to connect on Vista compared to XP. This is due to
new features in Vista.

The Cisco VPN Client for Windows Vista and Windows 7 does NOT support 
the following:
* System upgraded from Windows XP to Vista or Windows 7 
  (clean OS installation required).
* Start Before Logon
* Integrated Firewall - See workaround below.
* InstallShield
* 64bit support
* AutoUpdate
* Translated Online Help - Provided only in English

If you are experiencing a BlueScreen on XP related to the VPN client built-in
Firewall client, please follow the workaround below.(check out release notes).

Check out the release notes for any details.