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Thread: HOWTO: Connect to a Microsoft PPTP VPN

  1. #21
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    Re: HOWTO: Connect to a Microsoft PPTP VPN

    I have tried the many different configurations within pptpconfig and the only one that appears to connect is the one listed above.
    I can't figure out how to stop this thing once it is started, without rebooting, in order to do more research on the subject.

    I work for a large global company, and the network admins do not have time to assist with this as they are swamped with other issues and have basically told me that it is not support software and they reccomend that I stay with the windows setup.

    Dual boot is a hassle, if I can not get this pptp to work then I fear I will have to bag ubuntu (linux) for a while.

    I have spent on this stupid pptp problem now a total of 63 hours (21 hours alone out of the last 28 hours)(19 straight yesterday).

    Here is the kick in the pants, this is the only thing keeping me from dropping windows, it is like the switch to cut power to windows is just one foot out of reach and no matter what angle I try I can not reach it.
    Last edited by Bone Down; January 8th, 2006 at 09:43 PM.

  2. #22
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    Re: HOWTO: Connect to a Microsoft PPTP VPN

    I really wish I could help more, but we have already passed the extent of my knowledge on the subject. Maybe someone who knows more could jump in and help?
    Please consider joining TeamUbuntu!
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FoldingAtHomeTeamUbuntu

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    Re: HOWTO: Connect to a Microsoft PPTP VPN

    Sorry, I lack the knowledge to help out Bone Down, but I was hoping that someone out there could help me with my own connection problem. I try to connect to company's VPN, but it fails and gives me this information in pptpconfig:

    Code:
    rcvd [CHAP Success id=0x1 ""]
    CHAP authentication succeeded
    Disabling 40-bit MPPE; MS-CHAP LM not supported
    sent [CCP ConfReq id=0x1 <mppe +H -M +S -L -D -C>]
    rcvd [CCP ConfReq id=0x1 <mppe +H -M -S +L -D -C>]
    MPPE required but peer negotiation failed
    sent [LCP TermReq id=0x3 "MPPE required but peer negotiation failed"]
    To me it looks like my company's VPN only supports 40-bit MPPE encryption, and my Ubuntu box only supports 128-bit? And if that's the case, can anyone tell me how I can get 40-bit MPPE support?

    Thanks!

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    Unhappy This didn't work for me

    I couldn't pass installation

    $ sudo apt-get install pptpconfig
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.

    Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
    the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
    that package should be filed.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    pptpconfig: Depends: php-pcntl (>= 4.3.7) but it is not installable
    Depends: php-gtk-pcntl (>= 1.0.0) but it is not installable
    E: Broken packages
    $

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    Re: HOWTO: Connect to a Microsoft PPTP VPN

    head over to the following address and download manually those files (php-pcntl php-gtk-pcntl), use sudo dpkg -i <files> to install

    http://quozl.netrek.org/pptp/pptpconfig

  6. #26
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    Re: HOWTO: Connect to a Microsoft PPTP VPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Bone Down
    First off thanks for this post, I have utilized twice now on two different installs.
    My situation is this, I am able to connect (at least it says I am connected), but I am unable to hit my works secure intranet site.
    I am unable to check my emails.
    I am unable to surf the inet period.
    Hi Bone,

    I think I'm at about the same place that you were at this time. It looks like my DNS resolve file gets overwritten to refer to a server on my remote LAN, but I can't seem to reach any computers on that network. And I'm unable to surf the inet unless I change my /etc/resolv.conf file to what it was before I initiated the vpn. Did you ever figure out what was wrong with your setup?

    Thanks,
    Orange

  7. #27
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    Re: This didn't work for me

    Quote Originally Posted by Buenaventura Durruti
    I couldn't pass installation

    $ sudo apt-get install pptpconfig
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.

    Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
    the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
    that package should be filed.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    pptpconfig: Depends: php-pcntl (>= 4.3.7) but it is not installable
    Depends: php-gtk-pcntl (>= 1.0.0) but it is not installable
    E: Broken packages
    $
    I had this same problem when I was using the x86_64 version of ubuntu, it seems for that these packages are not available for x86_64. I actually formatted and installed the i386 version of the operating system for that reason (and a few others, eg. wmv playing). You could do the same, or maybe try to build those packages from source yourself. It seems in general that x86_64 linux is more trouble than it's worth, though.

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    Re: HOWTO: Connect to a Microsoft PPTP VPN

    Thanks Endersshadow! I now have PPTP to my Watchguard firebox working. I have tried this on many distributions and have not been able to get it to work on any of them. (Xandros works but you have to pay $$) BTW-I am running Ubuntu Dapper Drake Flight 6. Way to GO!!

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    Re: HOWTO: Connect to a Microsoft PPTP VPN

    Thanks Endersshadow! I now have PPTP to my Watchguard firebox working. I have tried this on many distributions and have not been able to get it to work on any of them. (Xandros works but you have to pay $$) BTW-I am running Ubuntu Dapper Drake Flight 6. Way to GO!!

  10. #30
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    Re: HOWTO: Connect to a Microsoft PPTP VPN

    Best post ever 8)

    I had been searching for months back in December to get my vpn working and had given up under SuSE. Little did I know that it was PPTP and I found this little gem recently after giving Ubuntu dist. a whirl. Many thanks!

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