I was following this guys tut with how to set up a a Virtual Private Network (VPN). He was having me go through root, and using Nano, editing the IP in my pptpd.conf
Well his tut turned out to be a little bit more than wrong, and I did the stupidest thing. I had a text file of all my original IP's just in case I messed up. Well it didn't work, it was getting late, and then really not thinking that I changed anything that mattered, I closed the text editor without saving the previous configuration!!
No my Internet wont connect. My roommates are gracious enough to let me borrow theres for now. I asked my teacher, "can I just uninstall/reboot pptpd.conf?" He said I would have to go through the network manager and use a program or such there.
Here is the tut that I followed.
apt-get install pptpd -y
Change the previous box of code to this
# Secrets for authentication using CHAP
# client server secret IP addresses
As you can see in my screenshot below, I have a user named stansmith, using my pptpd server, with the password “mypassword”, that can connect from any IP address. The “*” is a wildcard, meaning I can use any IP
At this point I got stuck because the pic on the tut was not matching my Terminal window.
I logged out an saved it, and now my Internet is not connecting at all.
Anybody can tell me how to maybe reset the pptpd.conf ?
And if someone can explain where to find a good method with setting up a VPN or proxy in Linux, that would be awesome. One of the programs in my preferences is called "Network Proxy", but I really do not know how to set it up. I am using Ubuntu 10.10. Tnk u LQ!