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    ste615 NNTP User

    Re: SLED as a PPTP VPN Client


    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?...=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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  2. #2
    svalx NNTP User

    Re: SLED as a PPTP VPN Client

    I was successful configure this in SLED 11 SP1 with NetworkManager-pptp
    package.

  3. #3

    Re: SLED as a PPTP VPN Client

    Quote Originally Posted by ste615 View Post
    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?...=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...

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