How to Connect Pptp VPN in Ubuntu

If you are looking for a simple way to connect to a VPN in Ubuntu, then you have come to the right place. In this article, we will introduce you to Pptp VPN, a free and open source program that supports PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and SSTP protocols. With Ubuntu support, you can be sure that Pptp VPN will work perfectly, and it is also available for download at Ubuntu Software. Let’s get started.

Install Pptp VPN in Ubuntu

Ubuntu comes with a built-in VPN client that can be used to connect to a VPN service. To install Pptp VPN in Ubuntu, type the following into a terminal:

  • `sudo apt-get install python-openvpn`
  • `sudo apt-get install python-pyping`
  • `sudo apt-get install python-wxpython3.0`
  • `sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn`
  • `sudo apt-get install gnome-openvpn-plugin`

After you have installed the necessary packages, you will be able to run the `openvpn` application from the GNOME menu. Simply click the network icon in the top-right corner of your desktop and select the network you want to connect to. You will then be prompted to input your login details. You can also find the OpenVPN icon in the system tray and click it to connect to the VPN without having to open the application.

Pptp VPN is now installed and ready to use in Ubuntu. You can verify this by opening a terminal window and typing `ls`. You should now see a list of all the software packages that were installed when you installed Pptp VPN. You can use the `ls` command to see all the files and directories in the current working directory.

You can now exit the terminal application and resume using your computer.

Configure Pptp VPN in Ubuntu

Pptp VPN can be configured using a simple text editor called Nano. To make things easier, we will use the built-in Python script `nano-openvpn` to quickly create and modify VPN configurations. All you need to do is type the following into a terminal:

  • `sudo nano /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/nano-openvpn`
  • `sudo nano-openvpn /etc/openvpn/easy-rsa/nano-openvpn`
  • `sudo nano /etc/openvpn/mysql-client/nano-openvpn`
  • `sudo nano /etc/openvpn/tinc/nano-openvpn`

You can now save the file and exit Nano. If you are using Pptp VPN with the Tinc protocol, you will have to create two separate configurations, one for the client and one for the server. Tinc is a minimalist VPN protocol that is ideal for use with the Tinc VPN Server or Tinc VPN Router. If you are using the Tinc VPN Server, you will simply need to copy the Tinc configuration file.

Use Pptp VPN in Ubuntu

Once you have configured Pptp VPN, you can use the service by simply clicking the network icon in the top-right corner of your desktop and selecting the network you want to connect to. You will then be prompted for your login details. The OpenVPN GUI client makes it easy to connect to a VPN in text mode. Just enter your login details and click Connect.

If this is the first time you have connected to a VPN in Ubuntu, you will see a warning message that you are about to connect to a potentially untrusted network. Simply click the Don’t ask again button to continue connecting to Pptp VPN.

You can now use the services of the network you connected to, and you will be able to fully access all the information that is available to you.

If you are new to VPNs in general, then you should review the following resources to learn more about VPNs and how to configure and use them in your network:

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • How To Configure a VPN on Ubuntu
  • Configuring and Using a VPN in Your Network
  • VPNs 101: An Easy Guide for Understanding Virtual Private Networks
  • Setting Up a VPN Connection
  • Connecting to a VPN in Ubuntu

If you want to learn more, you can also find the OpenVPN GUI client in the Ubuntu Software Center or use the command line to connect to a VPN:

  • `sudo apt-get install python-openvpn`
  • `sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn`
  • `sudo apt-get install software-properties-common`
  • `sudo apt-get install python-pyping`
  • `sudo apt-get install wget`
  • `sudo apt-get install nano`
  • `sudo apt-get install gedit`

Once you are connected to a VPN, click the gear icon on the client to access the settings.

You can now configure the number of simultaneous VPN connections you would like to have. To save you the time and effort of having to configure each connection individually, you can use the `nano-openvpn` script to create a configuration file that contains all the necessary settings for connecting to a VPN.

Simply open the configuration file in Nano, scroll to the bottom and you will see a commented-out IPv6 configuration. You can remove the comment by pressing Ctrl+X followed by Y and then enter. Press Enter to save the file.

Now that you have your basic VPN connection set up, you can use the `nano-openvpn` script to create a backup copy of the file you just edited. Press Ctrl+X followed by Y and then Enter to save the file. Now that you have made a backup, you can safely configure the IPv6 settings as needed.

To start, you can configure IPv6 to be disabled. To do this, simply add the following line to the configuration file:

  • `noipv6`

This will disable IPv6 for all VPN connections. Now that you have disabled IPv6, you can configure the following settings:

  • `network`: The name of your network
  • `netmask`: The subnet mask for your network (optional)
  • `gateway`: The IP address of your router (optional)
  • `dns1`: The first DNS server (optional)
  • `dns2`: The second DNS server (optional)

To save you the time of having to enter these settings manually, you can use the DNS Manager tool in the System Settings application to connect to a VPN and automatically configure the settings.

Finally, you can enable SSH on your VPN connection by adding the following line to the configuration file:

  • `noipv6`
  • `allow-ssh`

You can now use the VPN to connect to your Ubuntu computer via SSH. To start, you must first enable SSH on your computer. Once this is done, you can use the following command to connect to your VPN:

  • `ssh -l username -p password username@vpnserver.com`
  • `ssh -l username -p password username@domain.tld`

Where `username` is your OpenVPN username, `password` is your password, and `domain.tld` is your domain name.

The above command will ask you for your login details. After you have entered them, you will be connected to the VPN and able to access your Ubuntu computer via SSH.

You can now exit the configuration file and save your changes. Be sure to back up your configuration file before making any major edits.

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