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reply "Nic Tiger" <nictiger progtech.ru> writes:
Hi All!

I have Internet access through Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Can I setup this connection under Linux? Under Win2k it is quite easy. But I
have never configured networking under Linux.

Is it possible at all? What components should I install and what general
steps should I do?

Thanks ahead,
Nic Tiger.

P.S. I have Mandrake Linux 9.0.
Jan 09 2003
next sibling parent reply roland <--rv ronetech.com> writes:
Nic Tiger wrote:

 Hi All!
 
 I have Internet access through Virtual Private Network (VPN).
 Can I setup this connection under Linux? Under Win2k it is quite easy. But I
 have never configured networking under Linux.
 
 Is it possible at all? What components should I install and what general
 steps should I do?
 
 Thanks ahead,
 Nic Tiger.
 
 P.S. I have Mandrake Linux 9.0.
 
 
 

hi i have Mandrake Linux 9.0 too .. well i'm afraid i don't really know what VPN is .. i guess it is samba + masquerading + firewall [+ proxy][+ dial on demand] isn't it ? in this case i have some ideas, even if i'm quite newbies. but before going further i have to go home and do a man vpn .. roland
Jan 10 2003
parent roland <--nancyetroland free.fr> writes:
roland a écrit:
 Nic Tiger wrote:

 Hi All!

 I have Internet access through Virtual Private Network (VPN).
 Can I setup this connection under Linux? Under Win2k it is quite easy.
 But I
 have never configured networking under Linux.

 Is it possible at all? What components should I install and what general
 steps should I do?

 Thanks ahead,
 Nic Tiger.

 P.S. I have Mandrake Linux 9.0.


arg: can't help. didn't found "vpn" keyword even on the Mdk 9.0 Power Pack Edition packages on the internet i found http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105-964057.html and http://www.impsec.org/linux/masquerade/ip_masq_vpn.html but i think you could have found them without me. well vpn is connecting pc's on the internet as if it was a local network. so it supose masquerading and crypting. i think you must have more info: - what do you want to do: really vpn or connect to the internet with a vpn ? - how Win2K implement vpn and is there compatible linux client (must be) ? - what is your connection: ADSL, cable ? good luck roland
Jan 10 2003
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Arjan Knepper <ask me.to> writes:
Yes it should not be that difficult to do, at least on FreeBSD it is 
easy. Are you using ADSL or a Cable  internet connection?

Nic Tiger wrote:
 Hi All!
 
 I have Internet access through Virtual Private Network (VPN).
 Can I setup this connection under Linux? Under Win2k it is quite easy. But I
 have never configured networking under Linux.
 
 Is it possible at all? What components should I install and what general
 steps should I do?
 
 Thanks ahead,
 Nic Tiger.
 
 P.S. I have Mandrake Linux 9.0.
 
 

Jan 10 2003
parent "Nic Tiger" <nictiger progtech.ru> writes:
I don't really what this abbreviations stand for.

I'm connected via Ethernet 10/100 Mbit to city network and there I have a
connection to Internet (I have IP address of authorization server, login and
password). What type of connection it is?
In Win98/Win2k I connect to Internet specifying 'connect through Virtual
Private Network' which is city network.

Hope this information is enough.

Nit Tiger.

"Arjan Knepper" <ask me.to> ???????/???????? ? ???????? ?????????:
news:avm21p$308t$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Yes it should not be that difficult to do, at least on FreeBSD it is
 easy. Are you using ADSL or a Cable  internet connection?

 Nic Tiger wrote:
 Hi All!

 I have Internet access through Virtual Private Network (VPN).
 Can I setup this connection under Linux? Under Win2k it is quite easy.


 have never configured networking under Linux.

 Is it possible at all? What components should I install and what general
 steps should I do?

 Thanks ahead,
 Nic Tiger.

 P.S. I have Mandrake Linux 9.0.


Jan 10 2003
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Frank Albe <falbe mindspring.com> writes:
On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 07:06:01 +0300, "Nic Tiger" <nictiger progtech.ru>
wrote:

Hi All!

I have Internet access through Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Can I setup this connection under Linux? Under Win2k it is quite easy. But I
have never configured networking under Linux.

Is it possible at all? What components should I install and what general
steps should I do?

Thanks ahead,
Nic Tiger.

P.S. I have Mandrake Linux 9.0.

I looked into it a couple of years ago because I thought I would need to set one up for connecting to one of my clients but never followed up on it because they decided not to use a VPN. I believe you want to look for "point to point tunnelling protocol" PPTP or something like that. From what I hear it's pretty easy to set up. ../frank
Jan 10 2003
parent "Rajiv Bhagwat" <dataflow vsnl.com> writes:
The Jan 2002 issue of "Linux Journal" has a very nice and detailed article
on setting up a VPN gateway. (uses IPSec based VPN gateway with a firewall
using a single bootable Linux diskette distribution). See if you could get
the issue in your local library.

BTW, it begins like this:
"A virtual private network (VPN) is a tool that enables the secure
transmission of data over untrusted networks such as the Internet. VPNs
commonly are used to connect local area networks into wide area networks
using the Internet."

- Rajiv Bhagwat


"Frank Albe" <falbe mindspring.com> wrote in message
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 On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 07:06:01 +0300, "Nic Tiger" <nictiger progtech.ru>
 wrote:

Hi All!

I have Internet access through Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Can I setup this connection under Linux? Under Win2k it is quite easy.


have never configured networking under Linux.

Is it possible at all? What components should I install and what general
steps should I do?

Thanks ahead,
Nic Tiger.

P.S. I have Mandrake Linux 9.0.

I looked into it a couple of years ago because I thought I would need to set one up for connecting to one of my clients but never followed up on it because they decided not to use a VPN. I believe you want to look for "point to point tunnelling protocol" PPTP or something like that. From what I hear it's pretty easy to set up. ../frank

Jan 10 2003
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Gregory Peet" <admin gregpeet.com> writes:
Nic, are you asking how to connect to the internet with Linux or how to set
up a home network? I can help with both

"Nic Tiger" <nictiger progtech.ru> wrote in message
news:avlgtf$2jlo$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Hi All!

 I have Internet access through Virtual Private Network (VPN).
 Can I setup this connection under Linux? Under Win2k it is quite easy. But

 have never configured networking under Linux.

 Is it possible at all? What components should I install and what general
 steps should I do?

 Thanks ahead,
 Nic Tiger.

 P.S. I have Mandrake Linux 9.0.

May 29 2003
parent reply "Nic Tiger" <tiger7 progtech.ru> writes:
I want to connect to Internet. I'm connected to EtherNet and in Windows I
connect to my provider's VPN to get to Internet and other people connected
to my provider (city wide network).
I want to do the same in Linux. For now I have Mandrake 9, but since
Mandrake is over maybe I have to switch to RedHat.

Thanks ahead,
Nic Tiger.

"Gregory Peet" <admin gregpeet.com> wrote in message
news:bb6je5$p4r$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Nic, are you asking how to connect to the internet with Linux or how to

 up a home network? I can help with both

 "Nic Tiger" <nictiger progtech.ru> wrote in message
 news:avlgtf$2jlo$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Hi All!

 I have Internet access through Virtual Private Network (VPN).
 Can I setup this connection under Linux? Under Win2k it is quite easy.


 I
 have never configured networking under Linux.

 Is it possible at all? What components should I install and what general
 steps should I do?

 Thanks ahead,
 Nic Tiger.

 P.S. I have Mandrake Linux 9.0.


May 29 2003
next sibling parent "Gregory Peet" <admin gregpeet.com> writes:
What's the name of the software (if any) that you use to connect? Is it
WinPoet?
May 29 2003
prev sibling parent reply roland <--rv ronetech.com> writes:
Mandrake is __NOT__ over.

roland


Nic Tiger wrote:

 I want to connect to Internet. I'm connected to EtherNet and in Windows I
 connect to my provider's VPN to get to Internet and other people connected
 to my provider (city wide network).
 I want to do the same in Linux. For now I have Mandrake 9, but since
 Mandrake is over maybe I have to switch to RedHat.
 
 Thanks ahead,
 Nic Tiger.
 
 "Gregory Peet" <admin gregpeet.com> wrote in message
 news:bb6je5$p4r$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 
Nic, are you asking how to connect to the internet with Linux or how to

up a home network? I can help with both

"Nic Tiger" <nictiger progtech.ru> wrote in message
news:avlgtf$2jlo$1 digitaldaemon.com...

Hi All!

I have Internet access through Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Can I setup this connection under Linux? Under Win2k it is quite easy.


I

have never configured networking under Linux.

Is it possible at all? What components should I install and what general
steps should I do?

Thanks ahead,
Nic Tiger.

P.S. I have Mandrake Linux 9.0.



May 30 2003
parent roland <--rv ronetech.com> writes:
roland wrote:

 Mandrake is __NOT__ over.
 
 roland
 
 

.. and the 9.1 is _very_ good. plug your pc, make an install, try to connect: i bet your internet connection will work. roland
 Nic Tiger wrote:
 
 I want to connect to Internet. I'm connected to EtherNet and in Windows I
 connect to my provider's VPN to get to Internet and other people 
 connected
 to my provider (city wide network).
 I want to do the same in Linux. For now I have Mandrake 9, but since
 Mandrake is over maybe I have to switch to RedHat.

 Thanks ahead,
 Nic Tiger.

 "Gregory Peet" <admin gregpeet.com> wrote in message
 news:bb6je5$p4r$1 digitaldaemon.com...

 Nic, are you asking how to connect to the internet with Linux or how to

 up a home network? I can help with both

 "Nic Tiger" <nictiger progtech.ru> wrote in message
 news:avlgtf$2jlo$1 digitaldaemon.com...

 Hi All!

 I have Internet access through Virtual Private Network (VPN).
 Can I setup this connection under Linux? Under Win2k it is quite easy.


 I

 have never configured networking under Linux.

 Is it possible at all? What components should I install and what 
 general
 steps should I do?

 Thanks ahead,
 Nic Tiger.

 P.S. I have Mandrake Linux 9.0.




May 30 2003
prev sibling parent roland <--nancyetroland free.fr> writes:
Nic Tiger a écrit :
 Hi All!
 
 I have Internet access through Virtual Private Network (VPN).
 Can I setup this connection under Linux? Under Win2k it is quite easy. But I
 have never configured networking under Linux.
 
 Is it possible at all? What components should I install and what general
 steps should I do?
 
 Thanks ahead,
 Nic Tiger.
 
 P.S. I have Mandrake Linux 9.0.
 
 

http://www.mandrakeusers.org/viewtopic.php?t=5781 roland
Jun 16 2003