Cisco VPN problem fixed on Leopard 10.5.3

I managed to solve that nagging CiscoVPN Error 51 (Unable to communicate with the VPN subsystem) problem. Initially, I had tried to run

sudo /System/Library/StartupItems/CiscoVPN/CiscoVPN restart
from the Terminal to restart the Cisco VPN. That seemed to work, but somehow my Entourage was broken. So, I quit the Cisco VPN and Entourage and fired up Disk Utility (Applications –> Utilities –> Disk Utility) and verified the disk permissions. In 10.5.3, the Disk Utility has been updated. Now, I get a warning which states that Reading the database will take several minutes. And the warnings are in bold font! Anyways, the estimated time is much more than the real time taken for completing the operation. As usual, Disk Utility gave me a lot of ACL errors (ACL found but not expected in Library …), and so, I asked Disk Utility to repair it. Then, rebooted the machine and ran the Cisco VPN client, and… it connected! I then launched Entourage and it finally connected! So, problem solved, for now…


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