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Connecting to a Windows 2003 Server from Fedora 7 & 8

Using PPTPConfig

This document assumes you have a valid login to a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domain.

  • Confirm pptp is installed on the system
rpm -Uvh http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/yum/stable/fc6/pptp-release-current.noarch.rpm
yum -y --enablerepo=pptp-stable install pptpconfig pptp
  • Or if you have the mdr repo installed, just run
yum -y install pptpconfig pptp
  • To allow the vpn2ncl script run this command
ln -s /usr/sbin/pptp /usr/bin/pptp
  • Next launch pptpconfig as root.

There two ways of starting PPTPConfig. Threw the GUI and from the command prompt.

  • Via the Gui
Start -> System -> PPTP Client
  • Via the command prompt as root run

The Opening screen should look something like this.

  • First Enter the valid data into the correct boxes as seen below.

Left The Options are

  • Name: This is just the random name of the connection (Anything works)
  • Server: As said above this is the IP Address or Domain Name of the Windows VPN Server (windows.mattrude.com doesn't exist).
  • Domain: This is the Windows Active Directory Domain not the URL of the vpn server.
  • Username: This is the Windows Username.
  • Password This is the Windows Password.

Left Left Left Left Left Left

Setup Cron

*/5 8-18 * * 1-5 /home/matt/bin/vpn2ncl keepup > /dev/null &2>1
0 19 * * 1-5 /home/matt/bin/vpn2ncl stop > /dev/null &2>1