How To: PPTP VPN on Ubuntu 12.04 (pptpd)

PPTP VPN on Ubuntu 12.04 (pptpd)

Install Software sudo apt-get install pptpd ufw Allow Ports 22 and 1723…

Install Software
sudo apt-get install pptpd ufw

Allow Ports 22 and 1723 on UFW and Enable UFW
Warning: if you are connected to SSH on a port other than 22, please adjust the first command accordingly so you don’t get kicked off.

sudo ufw allow 22
sudo ufw allow 1723
sudo ufw enable

Edit /etc/ppp/pptpd-options
use your favourite editor in this case I use “sudo nano /etc/ppp/pptpd-options” and make sure you have the following parameters for encryption.

refuse-pap
refuse-chap
refuse-mschap
require-mschap-v2
require-mppe-128

Linux

Installing and Configuring PPTP VPN on RHEL/CentOS 5

In the following tutorial, I will explain how to set up a…

In the following tutorial, I will explain how to set up a PPTP VPN server on RHEL/CentOS 5, so that you can use it to browse the internet. So, if you have a RHEL/CentOS 5 dedicated server in US, you will be able to access US only sites.

A set up like this also has other benefits. Since the connection between the server and your computer will be encrypted, your ISP wont be able to intercept or track your internet usage.

Installation and Configuration

Ok, so lets get started. First make sure that you have ppp installed.

yum install ppp

In my case it was already installed, so I got the message ‘Package ppp – 2.4.4-1.el5.x86_64 is already installed’.