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Old 08-14-2008, 06:44 AM
Chris Jeffries
 
Default Problems with VPN

Sorry, - accidentally posted a message with 
Re: ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 48, Issue 215 as the title,

It should be 'Problems with VPN'

Apologies

Chris


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Old 08-14-2008, 02:28 PM
art
 
Default Problems with VPN

Chris Jeffries wrote:
> (Please ignore the --- in the following message. They are there for a
> reason, but it is not for human perception purposes.)
>
> I wonder if anyone has got V---P---N up and running on Ubuntu. If so,
> perhaps you could share your experience or point me somewhere where you
> already shared it, because I am struggling.

I have a dual-boot laptop running Vista and Ubuntu. I had the VPN up and
running on the Vista side, courtesy of a standard packaged (by my
company) Cisco client, including the pcf file required to make it work.
I installed through the Ubuntu package manager "vpnc", and then "kvpnc".
kvpnc showed up on the Applications>Internet menu, and had an option to
import the Cisco pcf file that I already had working on the vista side
of my laptop with the 5.0 Cisco client. So I imported, it offered to
connect, and after telling it to use the correct domain (which it
already had, just grayed out), it connected me right in. The telnet
worked fine. I've since switched. I installed "network-manager-vpnc", a
vpnc plugin. It puts the vpn option right on the nm-applet as a
drop-down menu option. It's very convenient that way. The only thing it
didn't do that the kvpnc did is read the existing Vista-side profile
record. I had to get the workgroup password from the network people to
complete the setup, but now it works fine.
Art


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Old 08-14-2008, 07:23 PM
NoOp
 
Default Problems with VPN

On 08/14/2008 07:28 AM, art wrote:
> Chris Jeffries wrote:
>> (Please ignore the --- in the following message. They are there for a
>> reason, but it is not for human perception purposes.)
>>
>> I wonder if anyone has got V---P---N up and running on Ubuntu. If so,
>> perhaps you could share your experience or point me somewhere where you
>> already shared it, because I am struggling.
>
> I have a dual-boot laptop running Vista and Ubuntu. I had the VPN up and
> running on the Vista side, courtesy of a standard packaged (by my
> company) Cisco client, including the pcf file required to make it work.
> I installed through the Ubuntu package manager "vpnc", and then "kvpnc".
> kvpnc showed up on the Applications>Internet menu, and had an option to
> import the Cisco pcf file that I already had working on the vista side
> of my laptop with the 5.0 Cisco client. So I imported, it offered to
> connect, and after telling it to use the correct domain (which it
> already had, just grayed out), it connected me right in. The telnet
> worked fine. I've since switched. I installed "network-manager-vpnc", a
> vpnc plugin. It puts the vpn option right on the nm-applet as a
> drop-down menu option. It's very convenient that way. The only thing it
> didn't do that the kvpnc did is read the existing Vista-side profile
> record. I had to get the workgroup password from the network people to
> complete the setup, but now it works fine.
> Art
>
>

For pptp install network-mananger-pptp:

sudo apt-get install network-mananger-pptp

Note: 1) you must reboot after you install to get it to work - don't use
the '/etc/init.d/dbus restart' command mentioned in most web references
- using that can result in some odd problems with your current session,
2) you _must_ configure your network interface for "Enable Network
Roaming" in System|Administration|Network. The VPN configuration
selection will not show up on the NM-Applet otherwise... it's a bug:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-applet/+bug/145107
[ cannot create VPN connection in case of manual configuration]

Bit dated but somewhat useful:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VPNClient
More useful:
http://www.debianadmin.com/ubuntu-networking-for-basic-and-advanced-users.html
http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/howto-diagnosis.phtml
http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/howto-ubuntu.phtml


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Old 08-14-2008, 11:38 PM
Chris Jeffries
 
Default Problems with VPN

Glad yours is working.

unfortunately, mine is not using CISCO vpn. I am certain of this because
the parameters needed are entirely different to the ones from my
provider

When I first set up, I installed both network-manager-openvpn AND
network-manager-vpnc. You are right, the facilities in Network Manager
for handling this are very convenient.

Reading your post, it dd occur to me there might be a conflict, so I
have removed the vpnc stack but still no success.

Anyone out there using PPTP?


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