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Old 07-10-2005, 11:09 AM   #1
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Exclamation how to connect on vpn server?

I use Suse Linux (Kde desktop environment).

I need to connect through VPN to the server of my college so that I can mount my college drives on my PC here at home.

Is there a rpm that I can download to allow me to connect through VPN?if not How do I connect through VPN ???

thx in advance
Old 07-10-2005, 11:18 AM   #2
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Depends on the VPN server. I'd say ask your University if they have VPN clients for Linux to connect with..
Old 07-10-2005, 12:00 PM   #3
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Exclamation how do i connect to VPN..pptp client ?

College web sites say that PPTP client can be used to connect to VPN ..
So what I do now?

[I tried pptp from yast and it is installed ...but cannot run it ]

Thx again

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Old 07-10-2005, 12:45 PM   #4
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try it.

Old 07-10-2005, 12:45 PM   #5
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PPTP is prapriatory for windows systems. Linux has a very hard time connecting to it. it can be done but not without a lot of work.

it does the 2.6.x kernel as it will not work with the 2.4.x kernels.
Old 07-10-2005, 02:52 PM   #6
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VPN works now..only a small error

A short summary first :

Using the instructions in :

I managed to connect with VPN!!!

However there is an error , but VPN seems to work.

ERROR: When I type 'pptpconfig' to start the program the followeing error appears:
# /home/fm/.kde/share/config/gtkrc:37: error: unexpected identifier `gtk-alternative-button-order', expected keyword - e.g. `style'

Does anyone know what is this error and how important it is??


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