Linux - NetworkingThis forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.
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Distribution: anything debian based, long live apt-get
Connecting to a VPN server
My school has a VPN server running so that students can connect to the University's network from off campus. They provide VPN software for Windows and Macintosh, but (unfortunetly) provide no instructions for connecting via Linux. I have never had to use any kind of VPN software on linux, so I was just looking for suggetions..... A small command line program would be best. Thanks.
VNC does work well for remote one-on-one console connections, but it's not applicable when you have 100+ people trying to connect into the network via a firewall router as it can only connect to one open forwarded port/IP at a time. Plus the IT people back at the company/University is going to laugh at you when you mention this.
has the information and the tools you need but your distros packaging system may have these already available.
It's very important to detail which distro of Linux you are using when asking questions as the answer can vary depending on the distro in use. Although this tool should accomplish your task for you regardless of distro.