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ste615
12-Oct-2011, 23:36
That was true with SLED 10. How about configuring a PPTP VPN to a
Windows RRAS server using NetworkManager in SLED 11?


Randy Graves;699169 Wrote:
> I've found the solution to my post and wanted to share it with anyone
> who
> might be interested, or seaching the archives.
>
> Folling the steps outlined in these two "How-To's", I was able to get a
> SLED
> 10 laptop connected via PPTP VPN to a Windows RRAS server running under
> ISA
> Server 2004 on Windows Server 2003.
>
> http://www.suseforums.net/index.php?showtopic=18611&hl=PPTP
>
> 'Cool Solutions: Setting up VPN on SUSE 10'
> (http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tip/17475.html)
>
> Both solutions are very similar. One adds details for configuring the
> SLED
> firewall to support VPN, and includes possible configuration changes to
> the
> /etc/ppp/peers/pptp file. In my testing I found changing configurations
> in
> the /etc/ppp/peers/pptp file produced negative results and I went with
> using
> my default file. It is also worth noting that the 'KInternet' utility
> has
> two good troubleshooting tools; 'View Log' and 'View Data Rate'. Both
> very
> helpful in troubleshooting.
>
> Lastly, I was stuck for quite a while troubleshooting the symptom "I
> could
> connect but not move packets to or from the remote network". I had
> missed a
> key step - be sure and de-select the 'Default Route' check box. Even
> when
> adding a the VPN network to your routing tables you still need to
> de-select
> this option.
>
> Thanks to everyone for all the help I receive from this Forum.
> Randy G.
>
> "Randy Graves" <RKGraves@nic.edu> wrote in message
> news:aVqDg.4473$AZ6.909@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> > Thanks for any help you can offer!
> >
> > How is the best way to setup SLED 10 to connect to a Windows RRAS
> VPN
> > server? The RRAS VPN server I am wanting to connect to accepts
> PPTP/MPPE
> > connections.
> >
> > Following the below procedure from
> > 'PPTP Client'
> (http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/howto-suse-100.phtml) I can connect
> the
> > the Windows 2003 RRAS VPN server. I receive a DHCP IP address from
> the
> > RRAS server, 'ifconfig' shows the connect and a handfull of packets
> are
> > passed over the VPN connection. But I can't seem to connect to ANY
> hosts
> > on the VPN network. Pinging hosts of the vpn network produces a long
> delay
> > with no response, and eventually the 'kinternet' vpn connection is
> > dropped.
> >
> > It is possible to setup a tunnel using the provided SUSE programs, or
> you
> > can use our method below. The way to try it as-is is to (a) in YaST2
> > select Network Devices then DSL, (b) add a custom provider with an
> > Authorization User Name that matches your PPTP server account, (c)
> add a
> > DSL device with PPP Mode set to Point to Point Tunneling Protocol
> and
> > Modem IP set to your PPTP server IP address, (d) try the connection
> using
> > Kinternet, and if it fails with an MPPE required warning edit the
> > /etc/ppp/peers/pptp file and add require-mppe.
> >
> > Thanks for your help!
> > Randy G.
> >


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svalx
17-Oct-2011, 18:43
I was successful configure this in SLED 11 SP1 with NetworkManager-pptp
package.

AlyssaOween
29-Aug-2017, 15:31
That was true with SLED 10. How about configuring a PPTP VPN to a
Windows RRAS server using NetworkManager in SLED 11?


Randy Graves;699169 Wrote:
> I've found the solution to my post and wanted to share it with anyone
> who
> might be interested, or seaching the archives.
>
> Folling the steps outlined in these two "How-To's", I was able to get a
> SLED
> 10 laptop connected via PPTP VPN to a Windows RRAS server running under
> ISA
> Server 2004 on Windows Server 2003.
>
> http://www.suseforums.net/index.php?showtopic=18611&hl=PPTP
>
> 'Cool Solutions: Setting up VPN on SUSE 10'
> (http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tip/17475.html)
>
> Both solutions are very similar. One adds details for configuring the
> SLED
> firewall to support VPN, and includes possible configuration changes to
> the
> /etc/ppp/peers/pptp file. In my testing I found changing configurations
> in
> the /etc/ppp/peers/pptp file produced negative results and I went with
> using
> my default file. It is also worth noting that the 'KInternet' utility
> has
> two good troubleshooting tools; 'View Log' and 'View Data Rate'. Both
> very
> helpful in troubleshooting.
>
> Lastly, I was stuck for quite a while troubleshooting the symptom "I
> could
> connect but not move packets to or from the remote network". I had
> missed a
> key step - be sure and de-select the 'Default Route' check box. Even
> when
> adding a the VPN network to your routing tables you still need to
> de-select
> this option.
>
> Thanks to everyone for all the help I receive from this Forum.
> Randy G.
>
> "Randy Graves" <RKGraves@nic.edu> wrote in message
> news:aVqDg.4473$AZ6.909@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> > Thanks for any help you can offer!
> >
> > How is the best way to setup SLED 10 to connect to a Windows RRAS
> VPN
> > server? The RRAS VPN server I am wanting to connect to accepts
> PPTP/MPPE
> > connections.
> >
> > Following the below procedure from
> > 'PPTP Client'
> (http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/howto-suse-100.phtml) I can connect
> the
> > the Windows 2003 RRAS VPN server. I receive a DHCP IP address from
> the
> > RRAS server, 'ifconfig' shows the connect and a handfull of packets
> are
> > passed over the VPN connection. But I can't seem to connect to ANY
> hosts
> > on the VPN network. Pinging hosts of the vpn network produces a long
> delay
> > with no response, and eventually the 'kinternet' vpn connection is
> > dropped.
> >
> > It is possible to setup a tunnel using the provided SUSE programs, or
> you
> > can use our method below. The way to try it as-is is to (a) in YaST2
> > select Network Devices then DSL, (b) add a custom provider with an
> > Authorization User Name that matches your PPTP server account, (c)
> add a
> > DSL device with PPP Mode set to Point to Point Tunneling Protocol
> and
> > Modem IP set to your PPTP server IP address, (d) try the connection
> using
> > Kinternet, and if it fails with an MPPE required warning edit the
> > /etc/ppp/peers/pptp file and add require-mppe.
> >
> > Thanks for your help!
> > Randy G.
> >


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you make it easy for all of us, after a long time i got this detailed and successful configuration...