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Old 07-13-2011, 04:28 PM
Mark Weaver
 
Default Howto create a VPN connection on desktop (CentOS 6)

On 7/13/2011 8:09 AM, Tommy E Craddock Jr wrote:
>
>
> On Jul 13, 2011, at 7:34 AM, Mark Weaver<mweaver@compinfosystems.com> wrote:
>
>> On 7/12/2011 9:31 PM, Tommy E Craddock Jr wrote:
>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On a side note, I use this for iOS and OpenVPN:
>>>
>>> http://www.guizmovpn.com/
>>>
>>>
>>> <http://www.guizmovpn.com/>Works well.
>>>
>>>
>>> Tommy Craddock
>>
>> I apologize for this being a bit off-topic, and I ask this of some
>> clients when they want to access their Citrix servers from their
>> iPhones, but why would one want to do something of this nature on a
>> device that you'd literally need binoculars to be able to see the screen?
>>
>> For a short time I dabbled with an SSH app on my Droid X so that I could
>> connect to and interact with Linux servers that I've deployed, but found
>> it all but impossible to see the screen thus rendering the application
>> nothing more than something taking up space on my device. Now, it's a
>> different story if the device is an iPad or Galaxy tablet device, but a
>> phone?
>>
>> --
>>
>
> I don't use an iPhone myself, just the iPad, so it's come in handy when on a friends/work mates wifi and wanting to check email, access content on home LAN etc. On rare occasion I use free wifi, will also use VPN for all traffic.
>
> I also do the same with my R2D2 Droid ie connect thru VPN. I don't trust other peoples network too much. View most as the seedy part of town where I make sure my doors are locked when I park.
>
> Most of the time tho, I just use Artoo's wifi hotspot for wifi access for the iPad and VPN traffic on the iPad.
>
> Tommy C.

now that makes sense.

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Old 07-13-2011, 05:14 PM
Mark Weaver
 
Default Howto create a VPN connection on desktop (CentOS 6)

On 7/13/2011 7:51 AM, John Hodrien wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jul 2011, Mark Weaver wrote:
>
>> What I've attempting to do is make it possible for me to connect to
>> clients' servers where RRAS service is already running using PPTP so
>> that I can connect remotely while I'm running Linux on my laptop so I
>> don't have to stop what I'm doing and boot Windows.
>
> Does pptp and pptp-setup from EPEL get you to where you want to be?
>
> jh

I have to say I'm a bit embarrassed, but I don't know if I have those
packages installed; I will have to look.

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Old 07-13-2011, 05:19 PM
Mark Weaver
 
Default Howto create a VPN connection on desktop (CentOS 6)

On 7/13/2011 7:52 AM, John Hodrien wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jul 2011, John Hodrien wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 13 Jul 2011, Mark Weaver wrote:
>>
>>> What I've attempting to do is make it possible for me to connect to
>>> clients' servers where RRAS service is already running using PPTP so
>>> that I can connect remotely while I'm running Linux on my laptop so I
>>> don't have to stop what I'm doing and boot Windows.
>>
>> Does pptp and pptp-setup from EPEL get you to where you want to be?
>
> Sorry, that's just me being out of date and talking crap.
>
> I've never got on with NetworkManager-pptp in the past, so have used the base
> pptp client instead along with my own startup scripts.
>
> jh

understood. I've grown a bit lazy over the past few years which is why
I'm looking at doing it with NetworkManager rather than doing things
with commandline tools and scripts. Mostly for the ease of use and speed
aspect of it, so I can get as much done on the fly as possible without
getting distracted. I'd like to be able to use C6 as much as possible on
my laptop. I feel so out of touch with Linux these days because of the
overwhelming use of the windows platform for my clients.

I need to get back in touch with my inner penguin; I miss him, but by
the same token I just don't have the ambition I once had to dabble and
tinker which is why I was so utterly impressed when I loaded C6 on my
laptop and wasn't required to jack into the network get my wireless working.

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Old 07-13-2011, 05:26 PM
Patrick Lists
 
Default Howto create a VPN connection on desktop (CentOS 6)

On 07/13/2011 02:09 PM, Tommy E Craddock Jr wrote:
> I also do the same with my R2D2 Droid ie connect thru VPN.

Would you mind sharing your CentOS IPSec configs? I got nowhere googling
how to setup a L2TP/IPSec PSK VPN between my Nexus S and CentOS 5.6
(soon 6) box.

Thanks and regards,
Patrick
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:49 PM
Emmanuel Noobadmin
 
Default Howto create a VPN connection on desktop (CentOS 6)

On 7/13/11, Mark Weaver <mweaver@compinfosystems.com> wrote:
> For a short time I dabbled with an SSH app on my Droid X so that I could
> connect to and interact with Linux servers that I've deployed, but found
> it all but impossible to see the screen thus rendering the application
> nothing more than something taking up space on my device. Now, it's a
> different story if the device is an iPad or Galaxy tablet device, but a
> phone?

Which was why I believe a phone with a 5" screen would be perfect for
emergency remote administration in situations where we don't have (or
for whatever reasons can't use) a proper laptop/netbook.

Unfortunately that pretty much limits the current options to the Dell
Streak which I use with a small bluetooth keyboard that also has
cursor keys.

Of course I only used it for SSH/CLI access since I don't normally use
X for administration.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:34 PM
Mark Weaver
 
Default Howto create a VPN connection on desktop (CentOS 6)

On 7/13/2011 2:49 PM, Emmanuel Noobadmin wrote:
> On 7/13/11, Mark Weaver<mweaver@compinfosystems.com> wrote:
>> For a short time I dabbled with an SSH app on my Droid X so that I could
>> connect to and interact with Linux servers that I've deployed, but found
>> it all but impossible to see the screen thus rendering the application
>> nothing more than something taking up space on my device. Now, it's a
>> different story if the device is an iPad or Galaxy tablet device, but a
>> phone?
>
> Which was why I believe a phone with a 5" screen would be perfect for
> emergency remote administration in situations where we don't have (or
> for whatever reasons can't use) a proper laptop/netbook.
>
> Unfortunately that pretty much limits the current options to the Dell
> Streak which I use with a small bluetooth keyboard that also has
> cursor keys.
>
> Of course I only used it for SSH/CLI access since I don't normally use
> X for administration.

makes my eyes ache just thinking about it.

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Old 07-14-2011, 01:00 AM
Mark Weaver
 
Default Howto create a VPN connection on desktop (CentOS 6)

On 07/13/2011 07:51 AM, John Hodrien wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jul 2011, Mark Weaver wrote:
>
>> What I've attempting to do is make it possible for me to connect to
>> clients' servers where RRAS service is already running using PPTP so
>> that I can connect remotely while I'm running Linux on my laptop so I
>> don't have to stop what I'm doing and boot Windows.
>
> Does pptp and pptp-setup from EPEL get you to where you want to be?
>
> jh
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It really has been a while for me doing this stuff so I'm going to have
to eat a little crow here and ask: what is all of the following trying
to tell me?

(tailing /var/log/messages when attempting to activate a pptp VPN
connection to a windows server using NetworkManager_
================================================== ===============
Jul 13 20:55:21 defiant NetworkManager[1258]: <info> Starting VPN
service 'org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.pptp'...
Jul 13 20:55:21 defiant NetworkManager[1258]: <info> VPN service
'org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.pptp' started
(org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.pptp), PID 3030
Jul 13 20:55:21 defiant NetworkManager[1258]: <info> VPN service
'org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.pptp' appeared, activating connections
Jul 13 20:55:21 defiant NetworkManager[1258]: <info> VPN plugin state
changed: 1
Jul 13 20:55:21 defiant NetworkManager[1258]: <info> VPN plugin state
changed: 3
Jul 13 20:55:21 defiant NetworkManager[1258]: <info> VPN connection
'PECG' (Connect) reply received.
Jul 13 20:55:21 defiant pppd[3033]: Warning: can't open options file
/root/.ppprc: Permission denied
Jul 13 20:55:21 defiant pppd[3033]: Plugin
/usr/lib64/pppd/2.4.5/nm-pptp-pppd-plugin.so loaded.
Jul 13 20:55:21 defiant pppd[3033]: pppd 2.4.5 started by root, uid 0
Jul 13 20:55:21 defiant pppd[3033]: Using interface ppp0
Jul 13 20:55:21 defiant pppd[3033]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/1
Jul 13 20:55:21 defiant pptp[3034]: nm-pptp-service-3030
log[mainptp.c:314]: The synchronous pptp option is NOT activated
Jul 13 20:55:21 defiant pptp[3042]: nm-pptp-service-3030
log[ctrlp_repptp_ctrl.c:251]: Sent control packet type is 1
'Start-Control-Connection-Request'
Jul 13 20:55:21 defiant pptp[3042]: nm-pptp-service-3030
log[ctrlp_dispptp_ctrl.c:739]: Received Start Control Connection Reply
Jul 13 20:55:21 defiant pptp[3042]: nm-pptp-service-3030
log[ctrlp_dispptp_ctrl.c:773]: Client connection established.
Jul 13 20:55:22 defiant pptp[3042]: nm-pptp-service-3030
log[ctrlp_repptp_ctrl.c:251]: Sent control packet type is 7
'Outgoing-Call-Request'
Jul 13 20:55:22 defiant pptp[3042]: nm-pptp-service-3030
log[ctrlp_dispptp_ctrl.c:858]: Received Outgoing Call Reply.
Jul 13 20:55:22 defiant pptp[3042]: nm-pptp-service-3030
log[ctrlp_dispptp_ctrl.c:897]: Outgoing call established (call ID 0,
peer's call ID 61749).
Jul 13 20:55:22 defiant pptp[3042]: nm-pptp-service-3030
log[ctrlp_dispptp_ctrl.c:950]: PPTP_SET_LINK_INFO received from
peer_callid 0
Jul 13 20:55:22 defiant pptp[3042]: nm-pptp-service-3030
log[ctrlp_dispptp_ctrl.c:953]: send_accm is 00000000, recv_accm is
FFFFFFFF
Jul 13 20:55:22 defiant pptp[3042]: nm-pptp-service-3030
warn[ctrlp_dispptp_ctrl.c:956]: Non-zero Async Control Character Maps
are not supported!
Jul 13 20:55:22 defiant pptp[3042]: nm-pptp-service-3030
log[ctrlp_dispptp_ctrl.c:950]: PPTP_SET_LINK_INFO received from
peer_callid 0
Jul 13 20:55:22 defiant pptp[3042]: nm-pptp-service-3030
log[ctrlp_dispptp_ctrl.c:953]: send_accm is FFFFFFFF, recv_accm is
FFFFFFFF
Jul 13 20:55:22 defiant pptp[3042]: nm-pptp-service-3030
warn[ctrlp_dispptp_ctrl.c:956]: Non-zero Async Control Character Maps
are not supported!
Jul 13 20:55:22 defiant pppd[3033]: LCP terminated by peer
(|M-^LT9^@<M-Mt^@^@^CM-.)
Jul 13 20:55:22 defiant pptp[3042]: nm-pptp-service-3030
log[ctrlp_dispptp_ctrl.c:912]: Received Call Clear Request.
Jul 13 20:55:25 defiant pppd[3033]: Connection terminated.
Jul 13 20:55:25 defiant NetworkManager[1258]: <warn> VPN plugin failed: 1
Jul 13 20:55:25 defiant pppd[3033]: Modem hangup
Jul 13 20:55:25 defiant pptp[3034]: nm-pptp-service-3030
warn[decaps_hdlcptp_gre.c:204]: short read (-1): Input/output error
Jul 13 20:55:25 defiant pptp[3034]: nm-pptp-service-3030
warn[decaps_hdlcptp_gre.c:216]: pppd may have shutdown, see pppd log
Jul 13 20:55:25 defiant pptp[3042]: nm-pptp-service-3030
log[callmgr_mainptp_callmgr.c:234]: Closing connection (unhandled)
Jul 13 20:55:25 defiant pptp[3042]: nm-pptp-service-3030
log[ctrlp_repptp_ctrl.c:251]: Sent control packet type is 12
'Call-Clear-Request'
Jul 13 20:55:25 defiant pptp[3042]: nm-pptp-service-3030
log[call_callbackptp_callmgr.c:79]: Closing connection (call state)
Jul 13 20:55:25 defiant NetworkManager[1258]: <warn> VPN plugin failed: 1
Jul 13 20:55:25 defiant pppd[3033]: Exit.
Jul 13 20:55:25 defiant NetworkManager[1258]: <warn> VPN plugin failed: 1
Jul 13 20:55:25 defiant NetworkManager[1258]: <info> VPN plugin state
changed: 6
Jul 13 20:55:25 defiant NetworkManager[1258]: <info> VPN plugin state
change reason: 0
Jul 13 20:55:25 defiant NetworkManager[1258]: <warn> error disconnecting
VPN: Could not process the request because no VPN connection was active.

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Old 07-14-2011, 04:17 AM
Emmanuel Noobadmin
 
Default Howto create a VPN connection on desktop (CentOS 6)

On 7/14/11, Mark Weaver <mweaver@compinfosystems.com> wrote:
>> Of course I only used it for SSH/CLI access since I don't normally use
>> X for administration.
>
> makes my eyes ache just thinking about it.

The good thing about the Dell Streak is that despite the larger
screen, it has a lower screen resolution at 800x480. although many
reviewers seem to think it's a bad thing. This makes things look about
23% larger than on the Droid X and might just cross the line between
pain in the eye to usable for you.
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