Setting Up PPTP VPN in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

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Setting Up PPTP VPN in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

by Craig Mayhew on Thu 5th Nov 2009 under Guides/Fixes, Linux/Ubuntu
Ubuntu 9.10 doesn't come with VPN connectivity out of the box. So you need to install 3 packages to get it to work. Symptoms of these packages not being installed are grayed out "Add" buttons and grayed out "Apply" buttons in the VPN connection manager.

Here's the command to install the 3 packages:

sudo apt-get install network-manager-pptp network-manager-vpnc network-manager-openvpn


I have no idea why Ubuntu doesn't include these packages by default. Looks like a great many people are having this issue: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-pptp/+bug/107738

VPN Client   Ubuntu 9.10   Karmic Koala  




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