L2TP/IPSec and PPTP on Linux Chakra
Posted by Uli Brügmann on 25 February 2013 11:58 AM
PPTP is a VPN protocol for getting a manually configured access to the CyberGhost network. With Linux Chakra you can use your CyberGhost subscription with PPTP, if the following preconditions are met:
Visit your CyberGhost VPN online account.
Log-in with your user data and click in the upper menu on the entry 'My Devices'.
Specify the device type, in this case it's 'Other devices'.
Specify the PPTP protocol and make sure you have chosen 'Linux' as the operating system.
Any single VPN connection can naturally just be configured with exactly one server address. So the next thing to do is to choose the country you want to surf from (the server inside this country will be chosen automatically by CyberGhost as the most convenient server available).
Depending on the country chosen, your current plan and the availability of different server groups for a certain location you might additionally want to specify a server group available for your manual VPN connection:
Once done, please note down the following data, which you will need to configure your connection:
Now start your protocol configuration on Linux. The way to get to the right settings will most certainly vary between different distributions, but the main steps should be more or less identical.
First open your general settings via 'Start menu > System Settings'. Here you will find a section called 'Network Settings' or 'Network Connections' or similar. Open it.
Now add a network connection. For that activate the tab 'VPN', click on 'Add' and choose the type of protocol you want to add, in that case it's 'PPTP'.
Now click on 'Activate connection with Desktop' and 'Next'.
Choose a descriptive name for your new connection, which reflects the country of the server you want to surf from and maybe even the server group in use (e.g. ‘CyberGhost US Default’).
The other settings:
Click on ‘OK’, when you’re done.
Now your new connection should be part of your list of network connections which should also be accessible via the 'System Settings' of your distribution. Often these settings can also be accessed through the task bar.
If you want multiple VPN connections to different locations, CyberGhost operates server in, please repeat all steps for each of the other addresses you note down, when choosing the country in step 1.
*Details about correct server addresses for the manual configuration of native protocols (such as structure, single server configuration, and address variations) you will find in this article.