Setup VPN

How to setup VPN under RedHat Enterprise Linux so that I can access the connection from WinXP.

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

http://openvpn.org
richard_hCommented:
You could try the following:

Install PPTP VPN Server

Download and install webmin -> www.webmin.com

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

svannakAuthor Commented:
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.


Thanks,
VNK
rindiCommented:
Openvpn has example configs ready for use, they explain that much better than I can...

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WayneFourieCommented:
the easy way is to setup a PPTP server

here is the link: http://poptop.sourceforge.net/dox/redhat-howto.phtml

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

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

Regards,
Wayne
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