Ubuntu VPN Troubleshooting
Posted on 2014-01-22
Trying to get a VPN to a Windows 2008 server working on a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 install. Just gave me a useless "connection failed" message. Here's what fixed it:
- Logged into the connection on a Windows machine, looked at the connection properties and noted the Authenticaion and Encryption settings.
- Found the Authentication and Encryptiong settings on the Ubuntu connection in Advanced settings.
In short, Ubuntu wasn't guessing these settings correctly for some reason and needed to be told.