VPN client to MS server no workie...

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 10:17:19 UTC 2012

On 12/19/2012 04:53 AM, Colin Law wrote:
> On 19 December 2012 09:43, Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 12/19/2012 02:51 AM, Colin Law wrote:
>>> On 18 December 2012 22:17, Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> ...
>>>> I have a proxmox server there also, with it's own static IP address. You
>>>> would think I could get it to work as a vpn server. I'm google/reading
>>>> the
>>>> howto's and it looks pretty horrifying... no one seems to agree on a nice
>>>> step by step howto. It's just a server running Debian Squeeze and Proxmox
>>>> for virtual VZ containers. It's getting less straight forward and more
>>>> weird
>>>> as I go. This is all relatively new to me, as I have never had the need
>>>> to
>>>> do it before.
>>> Could you just ssh into your server to achieve what you want?
>> What I want to do is be attached to the office local network so I can admin
>> the stinking router from here. As I attach more "features" I need more ports
>> open, so I need to be able to use the router frontend to make the changes I
>> need. Otherwise I wait days to make stuff happen. Not good for the impatient
>> types like me. :) Ric
> If you get in with
> ssh -X ...
> then you can run firefox (or whatever) from the ssh shell and the
> effect is as if you were using FF on the remote machine, so you can
> access the router from there.
> Alternatively you could run desktop sharing over ssh using x11vnc
> which can be initiated remotely with only the ssh port open.  I have
> that setup on all my friends and relations that have Ubuntu so I can
> get in easily and sort their problems out.

The server has no X setup. It's strictly text mode Debian server. Any 
thing easy, with that in mind, is appreciated! Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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