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Old 09-12-2005, 10:41 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 12:24 PM   #2
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I have this same question as you and I would like an answer.

Anyone????
 
Old 09-13-2005, 01:44 PM   #3
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It's hard to believe that NO one knows how to connect to a VPN server....
 
Old 09-13-2005, 02:33 PM   #4
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I also posted this question on another forum and received no response. Also kind of weird. Maybe it's just not possible.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 04:54 PM   #5
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You could probably use tight vnc available at www.tightvnc.com

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Old 09-13-2005, 09:37 PM   #6
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You could probably use tight vnc available at www.tightvnc.com

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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.

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Old 09-14-2005, 02:13 PM   #7
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The other forum replied with this:
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Yes. It's very simple to accomplish you can do it via command line or with nice GUI.

http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/

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.
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I will try this client later and see if it works.

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Old 09-15-2005, 01:02 PM   #8
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Good job they don't know me....
 
Old 09-15-2005, 07:19 PM   #9
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heres the answer.....

apt-get install vpnc

in case you dont have apt-get, the sources can also be found on debians webpage
 
  


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