PPTP VPN client on Linux SLED10 and Debian

Connecting my SLED10 (Suse Linu Enterprise Desktop) to my office’s Windows VPN was something of a struggle, I had to try several different methods just because PPTP didn’t come installed by default on my Gnome NetworkManager.

To make it work you need to install the following:

On Suse Linux (Using Gnome)

1 – Use the Software Management, search for VPNC, PPTP, SMPPD, NetworkManager and install them all

2 – Then download the NetworkManager-pptp from software.opensuse.org – you can select the desired version of the OS.

3 – Restart the NetworkManager and then create your PPTP VPN Tunel

Using KDE

1 – Use YAST, search for VPNC, PPTP, SMPPD, KVPNC and install them all

2 – Run KVPNC and create a profile in order to connect

On Debian based distros (Debian, Ubuntu, Kurumin)

Using Gnome

1 – sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome network-manager-pptp

2 – launch or restart the Network Manager

Using KDE

1 – apt-get install KVPNC

2 – launch KVPNC and create a profile in order to connect

If you have problems connecting, check your firewall, I had problems specially with Firestarter on my Kurumin Linux (Debian based Brazilian distro)

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