Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Jaunty, VPN, ItsHidden.com

UPDATE: Improved directions for Karmic!

To use the VPN service provided by ItsHidden.com in Jaunty, complete the following steps (that were partially found in this Ubuntu forum thread):

  1. Install the PPTP plug-in for Network Manager
    $ sudo apt-get install network-manager-pptp
  2. Restart Network Manager
    $ sudo /etc/init.d/NetworkManager restart
  3. Create the VPN connection
  4. In the "Advanced..." settings, enable "Use Point-to-Point encryption (MPPE)"

This most difficult part of this process was figuring out about the need to install the necessary plug-in and restart the Network Manager. Cast your vote on Ubuntu Brainstorm to raise awareness about this issue: