Configuring Racoon on FreeBSD to connect to a Cisco IPSec VPN
Traditionally the third-party client of choice for connecting to Cisco IPSec based VPNs on Unix has been vpnc. Unfortunately, while it connects successfully in my situation, there were issues with vpnc being unable to hold a stable connection. racoon is used as the Cisco VPN client on Mac OS X, which is very reliable. This document will detail configuring racoon to connect to a Cisco VPN on FreeBSD.