Re: Smallest distribution to connect to a MS VPN server
From: Michael Perry (mperry_at_lnxpowered.org)
Date: 7 Nov 2005 21:38:31 GMT
On 3 Nov 2005 09:54:49 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> You could try Knoppix but one of the things after doing poptop/mppe
>> stuff is that last I checked the linux clients had to have kernels
>> compiled that would support mppe so you could get encryption
>> traversing. We did a bunch of poptop servers/clients for a long time
>> but ended up moving off of that to openvpn. There is a gtk-based
>> client you can install that will manage client connections. If memory
>> serves, a lot of that stuff is off www.poptop.org and there is an
>> interesting list of a variety of buglets associated with poptop/mppe.
>> You may want to read the poptop documentation on what is needed for a
>> linux client since I don't recall any longer what the client
>> requirements are. I've done a lot more openvpn servers and clients of
>> On Windows servers after about NT4, there are a number of different
>> pptp protocols as well. You may want to check what the windows server
>> is running and ensure that the client you roll out can actually talk
>> the right lingo.
> Thanks, Michael. I am sure that pptp client
> (http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/) works fine in my case, as I have
> used it with success on Mandriva and on Fedora Core 4. However, I
> cannot find a live CD with pptp client installed.
There is a lighter weight liveCD called the lnx-bbc which used to be
able to have programs added using something like apt-get on debian. I
am unsure how it did what it did. As far as I know it still boots a 2.4
kernel and it has a light weight blackbox type window manager.
Another way perhaps is to download the iso image you want and try to add
the pptp client binary files when you mount the iso using a loopback
mount and then reburn the iso image to CD after. I've done similar
things with redhat's kickstart floppies but not with a complex liveCD.
You could also just use the "pon" command on a debian system to launch a
pptp session. I've done it both ways; using the graphical client and
the pon command line program. I think it was pon at least since that
seems to be what I remember the most before switching to openvpn.
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