Setup VPN

Posted on 2006-03-28
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
How to setup VPN under RedHat Enterprise Linux so that I can access the connection from WinXP.

Question by:svannak
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    Expert Comment

    Checkout openvpn, it is in my point of view much better than the builtin windoze vpn's.

    Expert Comment

    You could try the following:

    Install PPTP VPN Server

    Download and install webmin ->

    logon to webmin usaly http://localhost:10000

    Networking -> PPTP VPN Server
    Under PPTP Server Options set ip address and ip scope to dish out.
    Under PPTP Accounts - setup a user name and password.
    Start the server


    Author Comment

    Could you explain the process of setting up a VPN? Totally, I plan to have 6 machines for my home family, 1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS (Proxy server, Firewall, VPN) that have 2 NICs (one connect to LAN and another one connect to DSL modem), 1 for Windows server 2003 (file server, email server), and another 4 for Windows XP (client machine) which connect together via hub. I have cable internet connection (DSL) with a public IP address.

     I'm looking an explanation of the configurations I would need to make to get this VPN work under the Linux system which mentioned above.

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    Openvpn has example configs ready for use, they explain that much better than I can...
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    Expert Comment

    the easy way is to setup a PPTP server

    here is the link:

    if you do get stuck please note that ip_forward needs to be enabled...

    echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward


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