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Old 07-18-2006, 07:27 PM   #1
cDizzle
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Need this vpn (pptp) tut for windows ported to linux in easy instructions :p


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COPY OF WHAT WAS POSTED AT PD
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[h]A WORK IN PROGRESS[/h]
This is adadpted from Softlayer's Tutorial.

Configuring PPTP
1. In the Windows Control Panel, click on the Network Connections icon. (Figure 1).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-01.GIF
Figure 1: Windows Control Panel


2. Click on the Create a new connection (Figure 2).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-02.GIF
Figure 2: Create a new connection


3. In the New Connection Wizard click Next (Figure 3).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-03.GIF
Figure 3. New Connection Wizard >> Next


4. Select Connect to the network at my workplace and then click Next (Figure 4).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-04.GIF
Figure 4. New Connection Wizard >> Next


5. Select Virtual Private Network connection and then click Next (Figure 5).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-05.GIF
Figure 5. New Connection Wizard >> Next


6. Enter the Connection Name and then click Next (Figure 6).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-06.GIF
Figure 6. New Connection Wizard >> Next


7. If prompted select either Do not dial the initial connection or Automatically dial the initial connection (pull down your internet connection) and then click Next (Figure 7).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-01.GIF
Figure 7: New Connection Wizard >> Next


8. Enter the VPN Server Selection of 'pptpvpn.dal01.softlayer.com' and then click Next (Figure 8).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-08.GIF
Figure 8: New Connection Wizard >> Next


9. If prompted select either Anyone's use or My use only and then click on Next (Figure 9).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-09.GIF
Figure 9: New Connection Wizard >> Next


10. Complete the Wizard by clicking on Finish (Figure 10).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-10.GIF
Figure 10: New Connection Wizard >> Finish


Modifying the Connection Properties

1. Click on the Properties button to modify the settings (Figure 11).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-11.GIF
Figure 11: Connection 'softlayer' >> Properties


2. Click on the Networking tab (Figure 12).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-12.GIF
Figure 12: Connection 'softlayer' >> Networking


3. Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then click on Properties (Figure 13).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-13.GIF
Figure 13. Connection 'softlayer' >> Properties


4. Click the radio button "Use the Following DNS server addresses" and enter "10.4.102.130" under 'Preferred DNS Servers' Then Click on the Advanced button (Figure 14).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-15.GIF
Figure 14. Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) DNS Servers, Properties >> Advanced


5. Uncheck Use default gateway on remote network and then click OK (Figure 15).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-16.GIF
Figure 15. Advanced TCP/IP Settings >> OK


6. Click OK (Figure 16).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-15.GIF
Figure 16. Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties >> OK


7. Click OK (Figure 17).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-13.GIF
Figure 17. 'softlayer' Properties >> OK


Connecting

1. Enter your username and password and then click on Connect (Figure 18).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-17.GIF
Figure 18: Connect 'softlayer' >> Connect


2. You should see the connection trying to verify your username and password (Figure 19).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-18.GIF
Figure 19: Verifying username and password


3. If authenticated properly the connection window will minimize to your taskbar as a dual computer icon. You can run your mouse over it to get the status of the connection (Figure 20).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-19.GIF
Figure 20: Connected


4. To test your connection you can ping one of SoftLayer's backend name servers at 10.0.80.11 (Figure 21).

http://pandadev.com/tengu/vpn/pptp-20.GIF
Figure 21: Testing


[h]YOU MAY HAVE TO DISABLE YOUR FIREWALL ON THE VPN CONNECTION IF YOU EXPERIENCE TIMEOUTS![/h]
 
Old 07-23-2006, 09:47 PM   #2
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sorry but . . . bump
 
Old 07-23-2006, 10:00 PM   #3
hobbestec
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I use the pptpconfig program in debian and ubuntu to setup pptp and it works well. Before you can use that you might have to install the right software into your distro, such as kernel support for old distro's, the pptp client if it's not included, and then setup the tunnel configuration, which is what the pptpconfig program does for me, or it can be done by hand. There are instructions available for a number of different distros here: http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/documentation.phtml
 
  


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