How to configure vpn on Ubuntu in command line

    Although NetworkManager on Ubuntu supports VPN, it can not work on commmand line. This article describes how to setup PPTP VPN on Ubuntu in command line.

    Installation

    # sudo apt-get install pptp-linux ppp pptpd
    

    Configuration

    # sudo pptpsetup --create VPN_NAME --server EXAMPLE.COM  --username USERNAME --password PASSWD --encrypt --start
    

    List all of vpns

    #ls -al /etc/ppp/peers/
    
    drwxr-s--- 2 root dip  4096 Jul  9 16:39 .
    drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 Jul  9 16:41 ..
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root dip   175 Jul  9 16:11 VPN_NAME1
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root dip   175 Jul  9 16:39 VPN_NAME2
    -rw-r----- 1 root dip  1093 Jun 24 18:57 provider
    

    Running the VPN Connection

    #sudo pon VPN_NAME
    

    To stop it:

    #sudo poff VPN_NAME
    

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