VPN from Linux to MSFT? (I'm not asking for much...)

From: Joseph S. Barrera III (joe@barrera.org)
Date: Fri Mar 02 2001 - 16:55:08 PST

Okay, so I've sold the remainder of my MSFT stock, and more
strikingly, I've finally disinfected my laptop (where I live) of all
Microsoft Software. To wit, it is now running Red Hat 7.0. So I can
email and build and everything else, but I don't know how I can VPN
into Broadbase. Being the enlightened corporation they are, with the
enlightened IT department they have, nothing besides Microsoft
operating systems are supported, and that goes double for VPN.

So I've figured out that maybe I need to run PPTP, and so I've
installed same, but now I'm stuck. How do I tell it my username and
domain and password?

I know someone out there has had to deal with this, right? Please at
least point me in the right direction and maybe I can figure out the


- Joe

P.S. Did I mention I went through sleep apnea surgery on Monday? Boy
that was fun. Tonsils removed, bones in nose shrunk, and base of
tongue moved forward by cutting a square hole in my jaw and pulling
the attachment point of the tongue out like a drawer (some number of
millimeters). OUCH.

Joseph S. Barrera III
Software Architect, Broadbase Software, Inc.
1.650.219-4557 (cell) / 1.650.588-4801 (home)
joe@barrera.org / joebar@broadbase.com / napier@waste.org
www.barrera.org / www.broadbase.com / www.waste.org

"Sorry, did I say something wrong? Pardon me for breathing, which I never do anyway so I don't know why I bother to say it, oh God I'm so depressed."

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