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
> might be interested, or seaching the archives.
> Folling the steps outlined in these two "How-To's", I was able to get a
> 10 laptop connected via PPTP VPN to a Windows RRAS server running under
> Server 2004 on Windows Server 2003.
> 'Cool Solutions: Setting up VPN on SUSE 10'
> Both solutions are very similar. One adds details for configuring the
> firewall to support VPN, and includes possible configuration changes to
> /etc/ppp/peers/pptp file. In my testing I found changing configurations
> the /etc/ppp/peers/pptp file produced negative results and I went with
> my default file. It is also worth noting that the 'KInternet' utility
> two good troubleshooting tools; 'View Log' and 'View Data Rate'. Both
> helpful in troubleshooting.
> Lastly, I was stuck for quite a while troubleshooting the symptom "I
> 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
> adding a the VPN network to your routing tables you still need to
> this option.
> Thanks to everyone for all the help I receive from this Forum.
> Randy G.
> "Randy Graves" <RKGraves@nic.edu> wrote in message
> > Thanks for any help you can offer!
> > How is the best way to setup SLED 10 to connect to a Windows RRAS
> > server? The RRAS VPN server I am wanting to connect to accepts
> > connections.
> > Following the below procedure from
> > 'PPTP Client'
> (http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/howto-suse-100.phtml) I can connect
> > the Windows 2003 RRAS VPN server. I receive a DHCP IP address from
> > RRAS server, 'ifconfig' shows the connect and a handfull of packets
> > passed over the VPN connection. But I can't seem to connect to ANY
> > on the VPN network. Pinging hosts of the vpn network produces a long
> > with no response, and eventually the 'kinternet' vpn connection is
> > dropped.
> > It is possible to setup a tunnel using the provided SUSE programs, or
> > 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
> > Modem IP set to your PPTP server IP address, (d) try the connection
> > 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.