L2TP PPTP Vpn Client options

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  • #2108
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    Avatardbouwer

    Good day everybody

    Any options available for L2TP and PPTP VPN clients?

    Cannot install the Network-Manager and add-on’s anymore due to AntiX 17 being systemd-free.

    #2113
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    AvatarSamK

    Although the following is not exactly what you are asking about, it might give you an extra option to explore.

    The recent launch of antiX-17 introduced a new app named SSH-Conduit.
    It is a suite that:

    • Has a primary goal of accessing, and/or providing, a range of resources on unattended remote systems,
    • Is designed with simplicity of operation in mind,
    • Performs well on both ancient and modern systems,
    • Is self contained. Except for an ISP, connections across the internet do not depend upon the availability of third party services.

    Installing it is easily done from the Package Installer, Remote Access section.
    Main Menu➞Control Centre➞System Tab➞Package Installer

    A system may act either as a client, as a server, or both concurrently.

    The suite provides 4 ways of working securely within an encrypted tunnel:

    • CLI: A standard command line terminal,
    • FS : Add (mount) a remote folder into the local system or remove (unmount) it,
    • VNC: Operate the desktop of a remote system,
    • VPN: Join or leave a remote network.

    Each of the ways may be used alone, or together in any combination.

    The VPN can operate in 3 modes:
    System-to-Site
    The remote network handles everything including web browsing and DNS queries
    This is equivalent to being physically present at the remote site
    Typical use: connecting from an untrusted location to a trusted network
    Site-to-Site
    The local network handles everything including web browsing and DNS queries
    The remote network provides access to its resources
    This is equivalent to a bridge between two discrete networks
    Typical use: connecting a trusted network to another trusted network
    Manual
    Define your own mode

    For each of the suite components, connections are set up using the suite GUI in either of 2 forms:

    • Make an ad hoc connection by manually inputting the information for each session,
    • Create and save a profile that may be selected manually or automatically for a session.

    A guide is available in both the locally installed FAQ and in the online FAQ
    http://download.tuxfamily.org/antix/docs-antiX-17/FAQ/ssh-conduit.html

    A video guide will be available from dolphin_oracle. Watch out for it at his Youtube site.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/runwiththedolphin

    #2122
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    Avatardbouwer

    Thanks

    I will give it a try.

    #2125
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    Avatardbouwer

    Did not solve my problem.

    Cannot connect to any PPTP or L2TP VPN’s

    We basically need a port of the gnome network-manager to nosystemd and it’s dependancies.

    #2127
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    anticapitalistaanticapitalista

    We basically need a port of the gnome network-manager to nosystemd and it’s dependancies.

    Good luck with that. I have tried and failed every time.

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

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    #2144
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    AvatarSamK

    Cannot connect to any PPTP or L2TP VPN’s

    I think you may have misunderstood. It’s not designed to work as a client for L2TP and PPTP. As mentioned at the head of the post the suite is not exactly what you were asking about, it might have been an alternative route to explore.

    #2146
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    rokytnjirokytnji

    Bite the bullet. Backup /etc/apt/preferences.d/00systemd text file. Like

    cp /etc/apt/preferences.d/00systemd /etc/apt/preferences.d/00systemd.backup

    Then comment out all line entries in the new 00systemd file. Save it. Then on to

    sudo apt-get update

    In terminal. Then using synaptic or apt in terminal.

    Install network manager and watch it pull in systemd dependencies like herpes. Then restore your backup 00systemd text file by renaming from 00systemd.bk to 00systemd, < first deleteing the one you dedited because 2 files with the same name is a nono> and deleting the commented out line entry 00systemd text file.

    Then sudo apt-get update To bring everything back to stock again. Don’t update Network manager ever again. Unless you feel it is safe to do so. Repeat above steps when updating it. If it breaks your install. Oh well. You learned something. You can let us know how it goes.

    I play around with touchscreens. I do the above from time to time just to see what happens. I have no need for network manager though.

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    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by rokytnji.

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    #2180
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    Avatardbouwer

    Cannot connect to any PPTP or L2TP VPN’s

    I think you may have misunderstood. It’s not designed to work as a client for L2TP and PPTP. As mentioned at the head of the post the suite is not exactly what you were asking about, it might have been an alternative route to explore.

    Understood….unfortunately I need the l2tp and pptp functionality to connect to my client networks….
    I will explore ssh-conduit in my private network needs.

    #2182
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    Avatardbouwer

    Thanks rokytnji

    I try it and provide feedback after…..

    #2184
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    Avatardbouwer

    Does not work…still gives dependency issue with software not going to be installed…

    apt-get install network-manager
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:
    
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
     network-manager : Depends: libpam-systemd but it is not going to be installed
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