Ubuntu VPN Troubleshooting

Posted on 2014-01-22 in  ubuntu

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.

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