Howto Connect to Windows VPN server (PPTP) with Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)
Install PPTP Using the following command
sudo aptitude install network-manager-pptp
sudo /etc/init.d/dbus restart
nm-applet --sm-disable &
The above command do the following
restart NetworkManager daemon
restart nm-applet and begin configuring
If you are using kubuntu you need to install the following extra package
sudo aptitude install gnome-network-manager
After restarting NetworkManager and nm-applet, a single click on the nm-applet should reveal a new option, VPN Connections.
Follow the menu, and select Configure VPN then Add a new connection.
Click Forward to begin the configuration. Go ahead and name your connection, then enter the IP address or DNS hostname of the VPN gateway under the Connection tab.
Next, move to the Authentication tab and activate Refuse CHAP.
At this point, the basic configuration is complete. I like to add one more step, however, to ensure that not all of my traffic is routed over the VPN. This can be detrimental for performance. If you’d rather limit your VPN traffic to a specific subnet, go ahead and execute the following:
Under the Routing tab, disable Peer DNS through tunnel (if desired) and enable the option to only use VPN connection for these addresses and enter your network subnet. If the machines on your network use addresses like 192.168.100.X, use something like the following
That’s it You’re done. To connect to the VPN, click the NetworkManager applet, and follow the menus to your newly configured connection. Enter your username, password, and domain, and you should be connected to your VPN server.