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Old 10-31-2005, 02:14 PM   #1
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Linux distro with PPTP client pre-installed?


Is there a Linux CD-bootable distro with a PPTP client pre-installed? I want to be able to stick a CDROM in any PC and be able to use a PPTP client to connect to a Microsoft PPTP server at work, then run a web browser. It doesn't matter if it runs Gnome, KDE, Fluxbox or whatever.

I looked into Kanotix and PCLinuxOS thinking one of those would have it, but couldn't find it. Maybe it's there, but my newbie'ness got the best of me.

Thanks,
Robert
 
Old 11-02-2005, 09:08 PM   #2
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Mepis does. It's a live cd distro, available free, and based on Debian. It's pretty slick, one of the better Debian based distros and currently number 5 on Distro Watch. Here's a link:

http://www.mepis.org/node/1462

I know it has a pptp client, but I have not tested it, so I can't guarantee how well it works. But it's definitely worth a free download. Let me know if/how it works.

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Old 11-03-2005, 05:08 AM   #3
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I'll try Mepis. Thanks.

PPTP client can be run right from the CD?
 
Old 11-03-2005, 09:17 AM   #4
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You *should* be able to run it from the CD. I installed to HD so I can't say for sure, but it is built like Knoppix, so all the apps should run from CD as well.

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Old 02-02-2006, 07:01 AM   #5
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I am downloading it now

and I will come back to tell you if I can get it to work.
 
Old 02-07-2006, 12:22 PM   #6
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I couldn't find anything guys. And in the meantime, my dueling providers were kind enough (= want to retain my business) to set me up via DHCP. No more VPN for me.
 
  


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