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Thread: Setting up VPN between Ubuntu Server and OSX

  1. #1
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    Setting up VPN between Ubuntu Server and OSX

    Hi...

    I've just setup Ubuntu Server 8.04 at home to house our data, and I'd like someway to connect in via our broadband connection with my OSX laptop while on the go. I assume PPTP is the best route with PopTop, but I wanted to see if anyone knew of caveats or other options I should look at. I've installed pptpd (PopTop) via apt-get, but i'm just now starting to read-up on how to configure it ... so just curious.

    Thanks,

    Alex

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    Re: Setting up VPN between Ubuntu Server and OSX

    I've been trying to do this same thing, but when running 'sudo apt-get install pptpd', it just pauses at Starting PPTP Daemon: Wait and wait an nothing happens. Did I miss something?

  3. #3
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    Re: Setting up VPN between Ubuntu Server and OSX

    Kind of solved it.

    When the Starting PPTP Daemon was hanging on install, I ended up running 'sudo dpkg -P pptpd' first. Then ran 'sudo apt-get install pptpd' again, and everything worked fine. My OS X machine can now establish a connection to the Ubuntu VPN Server!!

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