[plug] vpn to edith cowan uni

Gavin Chester sales at ecosolutions.com.au
Fri Feb 16 16:01:21 WST 2007

On Fri, 2007-02-16 at 10:08 +0900, Tomasz Grzegurzko wrote:
> On 2/16/07, Gavin Chester <sales at ecosolutions.com.au> wrote:


>          So, my question is, do any current or recent-past ECU
>         students know if that will be an option for me now that I'm an
>         exclusively linux household?  Do I get a package from IT at
>         ECU, like
>         before, or do I use gpl vpn solutions on my system?  (I don't
>         have any
>         experience with vpn, ssh, etc)

>         _______________________________________________
> If they're using M$ servers for their VPN, your solution lies in
> "pptp" and it's associated GUI if you like <
> http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/>. I've used this to get to M$ VPN
> servers with no trouble at all; especially since newer kernels include
> by default the authentication module needed (a bit like compression
> modules already being there too..). 
> This would be equivalent to using the "standard" dial up VPN mechanism
> in Window$ clients, which is probably what they got your '98 box
> doing.
> Tomasz

Thanks, Tomasz.  I'll check that out and see from ECU's IT people what
parameters are needed to connect to their servers.


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