VPN client to MS server no workie...

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 19 10:32:27 UTC 2012

On 19 December 2012 10:17, Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

Would this work for you (I have not tried it)

Alternatively https://calomel.org/firefox_ssh_proxy.html look promising.

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