View Full Version : [ubuntu] VPN Server On Ubuntu Server

March 6th, 2010, 03:46 PM
Hi to all, i have one big problem i buy vps from santrex.net and wanna convert this vps to vpn server so that i can from my home pc have ip adress of vps and access to sites like hulu, problem is that i cant connect from my home pc to server i get error 806 i set my server like this:

first i rebuild server from centos to ubuntu 9.04 then i login to server like root with ssh and enter this commands

apt-get update
apt-get install pptpdthen i use command

vi /etc/pptpd.conf to edit file

localip "server ip"
remoteip i edit file chap-secrets with command

vi /etc/ppp/chap-secretsand add line like this

test pptpd 12345 *
which meend that user name is test protocol is pptpd password is 12345 add * meens that all ip in defined range is allow
after that i open file sysctl.conf with command

vi /etc/sysctl.confand uncommand net.ipv4.ip_forward=1
reboot system and try to connect on vpn from windows client but i get error 806

March 11th, 2010, 02:11 PM

March 11th, 2010, 04:57 PM
Install sshd on the server and then configure a ssh sox proxy on your home machine. Then simply tell Firefox to connect to the socks proxy on localhost.

March 11th, 2010, 09:09 PM
thanks for reply but this is not working for me, i meen i was able to make all to work but speed is low and hulu dont work

March 11th, 2010, 10:38 PM
You can also use Apache as a proxy

So are you trying to circumvent a firewall to watch TV at work? ;-)

March 11th, 2010, 10:53 PM
no i'm simply outside us and wanna wach hulu

March 12th, 2010, 08:35 PM
Maybe somebody will help.
I've setted up the pptpd same as you've described, but it accepts connections from vista/xp/se7en.

But faced another problem:

I use Dir-655 as router, it's ip is
Ubuntu Server ip is
VPN port and GRE forwarder to this ip from WAN.

PPTPD accepts incoming connection, user is authenticated, all is fine, except... internet.
Connected user can't go to any page, but ping and tracert works fine all over the world.

Any ideas?

ip_forward is enabled.

March 14th, 2010, 03:27 PM
ok guys after several days i manage to install squid proxy but still hulu dont work abc.com and others work but hulu not