Microsoft RRAS VPN server. In that post I mentioned how much I like Microsoft's VPN solution, particularly SSTP. I just like not having to use a third party client to connect to my company's VPN.
The problem with SSTP though is that I also like using Linux a lot, and SSTP is only available for Microsoft Windows Vista systems or better. Well, that is until now. Introducing SSTP-Client for Linux.
From their page:
SSTP-Client is an SSTP client for Linux. It can be used to establish a SSTP connection to a Windows 2008 Server. This software is similar commandline and configuration as the pptp-client software.
- Connect to Microsoft RAS network using SSTP
- Use HTTPS with strong encryption over port 443
- Asynchronous HDLC frame support
- Integration with pon/poff with various distributions
I have yet to setup, but it looks simple enough. The instructions for Ubuntu is as follows:
It's pretty simple to integrate sstp-client into the Ubuntu / Debian distribution distribution. An example script is provided in support/peer-sstp-example.txt
Specify your MSCHAP password in /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
SSTP-TEST\\JonDoe sstp-test 'testme1234!'
I'm going to try this, and hopefully it works. It looks promising!
- Create a connect script in /etc/ppp/peers/sstp-test, similar to the example provided in ./support. Swap out user-name as appropriate.
- Start the script using "pon".
- sudo pon sstp-test