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#1 2013-06-15 18:48:14

sexynsmartjenny
#! CrunchBanger
From: New York City
Registered: 2011-12-02
Posts: 138

VPN in #!

Hi guys, I was wondering if there is any good VPN that I could use in crunchbang.  When I was in windows, I used some other tools but they are not compatible with linux I think.  So what kinds of VPNs do you use?

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#2 2013-06-15 19:01:32

uname
#! Junkie
Registered: 2013-03-15
Posts: 484

Re: VPN in #!

VPN is a client-server-application. What server do you want to use. OpenVPN is often used.

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#3 2013-06-16 00:58:11

ausmuso
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From: Blue Mountains, Australia
Registered: 2013-03-08
Posts: 38

Re: VPN in #!

I use OpenVPN , but then my VPN provider supports the OpenVPN protocol. Many VPN providers do, many others don't.
Contact your VPN provider, see what protocols they support and whether they are "linux-friendly" at all. If they are, their documentation and help pages should tell you how to connect under Linux.
Good luck!


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#4 2013-06-16 03:03:34

sexynsmartjenny
#! CrunchBanger
From: New York City
Registered: 2011-12-02
Posts: 138

Re: VPN in #!

uname wrote:

VPN is a client-server-application. What server do you want to use. OpenVPN is often used.

what server?  What do you mean server?  I use time warner cable.

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#5 2013-06-16 03:15:35

CaptainIndifferent
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From: The Vale of Si
Registered: 2012-05-05
Posts: 202

Re: VPN in #!

Usually you use a VPN client to make a secure connection to a remote network. For instance, when I stay in a hotel on business travel I use a Cisco VPN client on my laptop to connect to the corporate network. They provide the details of the VPN access point and which protocols it is compatible with.

You are asking about using a VPN so presumably you have a need to connect to something? You should check with the people that run the network that you want to connect to and find out what you need to use.


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#6 2013-06-16 05:08:07

Ozitraveller
#! Junkie
From: Less is More!
Registered: 2011-04-26
Posts: 289
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Re: VPN in #!

I have a custom debian sid fluxbox system with wicd, which I prefer to network-manager. My company use and support Cisco VPN. I use OpenConnect to create the ssh tunnel and rdesktop to connect to my desktop within the network.  Both are available in the repos, and you should follow the instruction to setup the 'vpnsetup' script on their website.

But if you have Network-Manager installed all you would need to do would be to configure that and and rdesktop.

Ozi

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#7 2013-06-16 15:25:04

IcarusCrunch
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Registered: 2013-06-13
Posts: 7

Re: VPN in #!

sexynsmartjenny wrote:

Hi guys, I was wondering if there is any good VPN that I could use in crunchbang.  When I was in windows, I used some other tools but they are not compatible with linux I think.  So what kinds of VPNs do you use?

Try clicking on the network icon in the upper right corner, next to sound volume. (This is in the latest #! release; I know nothing of older releases.) There's a Network > VPN Connections > Configure VPN option. You might/probably want PPTP. From there it's probably just a matter of getting the right settings typed in. You can then try it from the same Network > VPN Connection -- or whatever you named it. In the settings you may very well have to go into Advanced and enable MPPE and Stateful Encryption. If those, or any other settings, don't match, you'll probably just get a "could not connect" error when you try it.

That's all if you already have an employer or someone hosting the VPN service you're trying to connect to.

Yeah if you're starting from scratch, like trying to VPN straight into your own home from on the road, or otherwise connect two #! boxes, yeah, use OpenVPN and good luck. cool

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#8 2013-06-16 18:22:56

dgz
#! Junkie
Registered: 2011-11-22
Posts: 380

Re: VPN in #!

you'll find most (3 of 3 i've used) vpn services will have decent instructions for use with linux, as a notable portion of their userbase use vpns for linux servers etc.

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#9 2013-06-17 06:29:36

alanwade
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Registered: 2013-06-17
Posts: 2

Re: VPN in #!

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#10 2013-06-17 08:26:03

pvsage
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From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: VPN in #!

@alanwade:  Welcome to CrunchBang!

I couldn't help but notice the service you linked to in your first post here was a commercial one.  How's about you mosey on over to our Introductions area and say howdy?  It's just that some might think your post smells like canned luncheon meat made from pork shoulder and ham...

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#11 2013-06-18 05:55:50

alanwade
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Registered: 2013-06-17
Posts: 2

Re: VPN in #!

@pvsage
Ok boss

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#12 2013-06-20 07:33:02

KrunchTime
#! Die Hard
From: not where I belong
Registered: 2012-03-02
Posts: 3,264

Re: VPN in #!

I believe she is asking about a personal VPN service.

@sexynsmartjenny...As someone else mentioned, you would use OpenVPN in conjunction with a personal VPN service.

  1. Left-click the network manager icon in the right panel of tint2 (assuming your using tint2 with CrunchBang)

  2. Highlight VPN Connections

  3. Highlight and left-click Configure VPN

  4. Click the Add button

  5. Select OpenVPN from the drop down

Of course, you would have to enter other information, but that would vary depending on your personal VPN service provider.

Last edited by KrunchTime (2013-06-20 07:42:42)


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#13 2013-06-20 10:38:10

harisaltaf
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Registered: 2013-06-20
Posts: 1

Re: VPN in #!

sexynsmartjenny wrote:

Hi guys, I was wondering if there is any good VPN that I could use in crunchbang.  When I was in windows, I used some other tools but they are not compatible with linux I think.  So what kinds of VPNs do you use?

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#14 2013-06-25 08:05:02

johnnash
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Registered: 2013-06-25
Posts: 1

Re: VPN in #!

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Re: VPN in #!

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#16 2015-09-15 13:13:46

Ak_0
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Registered: 2011-05-14
Posts: 83

Re: VPN in #!

Waste of $$ to pay for just a VPN. Might as well get a cheap VPS for 15$/year and setup the VPN on the box yourself.
PS Sorry I know this is an old thread...

Last edited by Ak_0 (2015-09-15 14:48:21)


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