VPN at UC (WAS: Re: [clug] MythTV on TransACT)

Arafangion thestar at fussycoder.id.au
Wed Aug 23 00:49:04 GMT 2006

James Ring wrote:
> Hey there,
>> On an unrelated note, I would be extremely interested to know how one
>> logs into the VPN via wireless at the Uni of canberra.
>> Connecting to the wifi network is no problem, it's the VPN that has me
>> mystified.
> I think you have to be a UC student. If you are, check out
> http://www.canberra.edu.au/icts-old/it/wireless.
> I think they use a PPTP VPN, so you need to download and install pptp for
> Linux. Depending on UC's arrangements, you might also need to compile
> a kernel module for MPPE encryption if you have a kernel older than 2.6.15.
> Once you've done all that, I've used a tool called kvpnc for KDE to
> setup my connection to the ANU DCS wireless, which I think is very similar
> to UC's. Check out http://home.gna.org/kvpnc/
> HTH!
> Regards,
> James

The problem is that I don't understand how to use pptp, and all of the 
documentation generally assumes that I'm dialing a phone number.  For 
some unknown reason, the kvpnc client doesn't work. (Ubuntu Dapper)

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