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Old 11-28-2004, 01:18 PM   #1
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Connection to Windows VPN

I'm fairly new to Linux. I'm trying to find a way to tunnel into an NT VPN server using PPTP or IPSec or anything (that actually works). The HowTos are an insane maze that have you going off on tangents - installing stuff with dependencies that require other stuff etc. etc.

Is there someone out there who actually established a VPN connection to Windows that can make this process a little simpler for me?

Thanks in advance.
Old 11-29-2004, 08:23 PM   #2
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What type of VPN dialer app are you currently using for MSwin? If it is a Cisco client, simply goto there is excellent documentation resources on the site pertaining specifically to Linux. It will show you all you need to do once you export your certs
Old 11-30-2004, 10:21 AM   #3
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My understanding is this is the Windows VPN product, not Cisco. I believe they are still on NT.

Other details I may have left out:
1. I'm using RH Fedora-3
2. I'm on an Intel-based system (AMD cpu).
3. The actual networking protocol at work is Novelle, but that doesn't seem come into play when I use the Win2K VPN. But maybe it makes a difference to Linux.

I've seen vague references to others having problems with AMD-based systems, but nothing too specific.

Thanks for your response.
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And one more thing - I've discovered (the hard way) that the VPN server at work is not a fixed IP address. It appears to be dynamically assigned. I have to be able to use the VPN domain name, not the IP adress.
Old 03-28-2006, 02:51 PM   #5
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Hi, you can use PPTPconfig. I believe that's the standard way for establishing a VPN connection to Windows. I'm not sure if you already know that.


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