2.5 VPN Client Manager
VPN Client Manager is a user interface for controlling PacketiX VPN
Client installed together with PacketiX VPN Client 2.0 on a Windows PC.
This section contains a description of VPN Client Manager.
2.5.1 What is VPN Client Manager?
VPN Client Manager is the only software directly operated by the
average end user using VPN system by PacketiX VPN. VPN Client Manager
enables you to control VPN Client, create new connection settings or
Virtual Network Adapters and connect to PacketiX VPN Server using the
For details on VPN Client Manager and VPN Client, see 「Chapter 4 PacketiX VPN Client 2.0 Manual」.
Fig. 2-5-1 VPN Client Manager
2.5.2 System that Supports VPN Client Manager
VPN Client Manager runs on all operating systems that support the
Windows version of PacketiX VPN Client. For details see 「12.2 PacketiX VPN Client 2.0 Specs」
2.5.3 Integrating with VPN Client
VPN Client Manager operates in close cooperation with PacketiX VPN
Client service (background service that offers VPN Client functions).
VPN Client Manager is front end software for end users who operate VPN
client computers. It offers the following features.
- Almost all operations can be performed by mouse operation. Only
a few items have to be input by keyboard.
- The VPN Client Manager window that is a fixture in the task tray
can be operated in a snap without opening the window.
A password can be set for when opening VPN Client Manager. A third
party using the same computer who does not know the password
therefore cannot use PacketiX VPN Client service of that computer
- If remote administration is allowed in advance, you can connect
to PacketiX VPN Client 2.0 service running on another computer and
- You can connect to Linux version PacketiX VPN Client 2.0 service
VPN Client Manager has the following limitations.
- Only a Windows version of VPN Client Manager is available.
Consequently it cannot be used to control Linux version PacketiX VPN
Client 2.0 from localhost. (It can however control Linux version
PacketiX VPN Client 2.0 from a separate Windows terminal by remote
- Because it is GUI software, it is not easy to automate
administration by importing script commands that are hard to operate
by input from command line. (It can be done by using other
automation tool of GUI operation, but is not common.)
If you want to conduct administration with the limitations described
above, we recommend using VPN command management utility (vpncmd). For
more information on vpncmd, see 「2.6 VPN Command Line Management Utility (vpncmd)」 and 「Chapter 6 Command Line Management Utility Manual」.