Linux may be a free operating system for computers, but it doesn’t mean its functionality are poor. In fact, Linux is considered to be the safest OS’s up to date. The security level that Linux can provide is enough reason why it is the preferred OS of super servers and even some government offices. Linux is not only for PC’s; the software is also available for phones, tablets and even game consoles.
Compared to other operating systems, Linux tops the list when it comes to security. But it doesn’t mean Linux users are exempted from cyber threats such as hacking. A system can only be guaranteed secure only if it makes use of an encryption technology, which a VPN can offer.
A Virtual Private Network can assure that all your important and sensitive information are kept secure and private. Installing a VPN on a Linux unit is very easy. Follow the steps below to setup Linux VPN.
1. The first step is to install the DKMS (Dynamic Kernel Module Control) package which will simplify the installation of your VPN.
2. Install the PPP kernel module so that a point-to-point protocol to work on your system. After installing the PPP module, test it if it’s working. You may also need to make the necessary updates to have the latest version.
3. Go to the PPTP client (not the VPN client) to access the VPN configurations.
4. For the GUI help, you will need to get the following programs: phppcntl, phpgtkmodule and pptpconfig. The pptpconfig is used to load the GUI.
5. Enter all the necessary information regarding the VPN subscription. This will include the username, password, server name, domain name and so on.
6. Set the “Routing” tab correctly depending on what your VPN requires. Choose either All to Tunnel or another radio button.
7. Now move to the DNS tab. All you need to do is enter the VPN information; this may have already been automatically added for you.
8. On the Encryption tab, enable Microsoft Point to Point Encryption. Then set refuse the following options: 40bit Encryption, 128bit Encryption and Stateless Encryption and also Authenticate with EAP.
9. Nothing to configure on the Miscellaneous tab.
10. You’re done with the configuration. You can now start surfing the internet securely.
And there you have it. Should you have any questions, please use the comment box below here. Good luck!