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<SOLVED> Setting up VPN for Virginia Tech

Postby 461Dwight on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:31 pm

Hey guys,

I was wondering if I could get some help setting up a VPN to connect to Virginia Tech's network so I can install Matlab on my computer (it is only available on the VT network software page for students). I am a graduate student at Virginia Tech in aerospace engineering. I am pretty new to Linux Mint, I had used Ubuntu a little bit last year, but not enough to really be familiar with Linux. I was trying to follow the instructions at the following site: https://vtluug.org/wiki/VPN . I have followed the instructions given with creating a directory and then creating a file, but upon entering "sudo pon VirginiaTech" in the terminal I get the error "/usr/sbin/pppd: Error reading /etc/ppp/peers/VirginiaTech: is a directory". I also tried following the steps at the bottom of the page (The Network Manager section) because I figured that the Ubuntu instructions would also work with Linux Mint (am I wrong in assuming this?), but I am unable to get any options by right-clicking the Network Manager on the bottom right toolbar. Could anybody give me some guidance on what I am doing wrong/if I am doing anything wrong? Thanks in advance for the help, I'm not really profeccient in Linux, but I would like to learn and so far am liking it more than Windows 7. I am using Linux Mint 14, and my computer is a Fujitsu T5010 LifeBook. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Setting up VPN for Virginia Tech

Postby snison on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:05 am

Linux Mint is built on Ubuntu, as you can see when doing sudo apt-get update .

Anyway, you created VirginiaTech as a directory and not as a file.
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sudo rm -r  /etc/ppp/peers/VirginiaTech
cd /etc/ppp/peers/
sudo pluma VirginiaTech


enter your information as described in the wiki
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remotename VirginiaTech
pty "pptp pptp.cns.vt.edu --nolaunchpppd"
name username
file /etc/ppp/options.pptp
require-mppe-128
ipparam VirginiaTech
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Re: Setting up VPN for Virginia Tech

Postby 461Dwight on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:45 am

snison, thank you for your help!
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