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PPTP VPN Conneting to MicroVPN.com using Ubuntu

Hi,

I am trying to connect to micropvn.com using Ubuntu 9.10. I tried these instructions here, but I can't get it to work:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1136020




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TobiasHolmCommented:
Hi!

Try to lower the MTU and MRU setting. Test to use 576. If this works you can increase it to 1100 or 1300. The higher the value the bigger risk for packet defragmentation.

Regards, Tobias
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ubuntuguyAuthor Commented:
No.... that didn't work.
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TobiasHolmCommented:
You can try to remove the "require-mppe-128" line. I can't see if 128 bit encryption is required on the MicroVPN site.

How do the '/etc/ppp/options.pptp' file look like?

Regards, Tobias
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ubuntuguyAuthor Commented:
I can connect from Win7. These are my settings:
address: vpn.mircovpn.com
 type of vpn: automatic
 require encryption
use CHAP version 2


This is my /etc/ppp/option.pptp file
###############################################################################
# $Id: options.pptp,v 1.3 2006/03/26 23:11:05 quozl Exp $
#
# Sample PPTP PPP options file /etc/ppp/options.pptp
# Options used by PPP when a connection is made by a PPTP client.
# This file can be referred to by an /etc/ppp/peers file for the tunnel.
# Changes are effective on the next connection.  See "man pppd".
#
# You are expected to change this file to suit your system.  As
# packaged, it requires PPP 2.4.2 or later from http://ppp.samba.org/
# and the kernel MPPE module available from the CVS repository also on
# http://ppp.samba.org/, which is packaged for DKMS as kernel_ppp_mppe.
###############################################################################

# Lock the port
lock

# Authentication
# We don't need the tunnel server to authenticate itself
noauth

# We won't do PAP, EAP, CHAP, or MSCHAP, but we will accept MSCHAP-V2
# (you may need to remove these refusals if the server is not using MPPE)
refuse-pap
refuse-eap
# refuse-chap
# refuse-mschap

# Compression
# Turn off compression protocols we know won't be used
nobsdcomp
nodeflate

# Encryption
# (There have been multiple versions of PPP with encryption support,
# choose with of the following sections you will use.  Note that MPPE
# requires the use of MSCHAP-V2 during authentication)

# http://ppp.samba.org/ the PPP project version of PPP by Paul Mackarras
# ppp-2.4.2 or later with MPPE only, kernel module ppp_mppe.o
# {{{
# Require MPPE 128-bit encryption
#require-mppe-128
# }}}

# http://polbox.com/h/hs001/ fork from PPP project by Jan Dubiec
# ppp-2.4.2 or later with MPPE and MPPC, kernel module ppp_mppe_mppc.o
# {{{
# Require MPPE 128-bit encryption
#mppe required,stateless
# }}}


I changed gateway to vpn.microvpn.com but no luck
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AbhisekSanyalCommented:
Hi,
  Can you add "debug" to /etc/ppp/options and check the logs that are generated on the system ?
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TobiasHolmCommented:
@ubuntuguy: Did you manage to connect?
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ubuntuguyAuthor Commented:
No I didn't. I couldn't even connect with XP. I did with Win7 though.
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TobiasHolmCommented:
Did you ask the support staff at MicroVPN.com about it? They should at least be able to help you connect with WinXP.
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