Mandrake 9.0 HOWTO
by James Cameron
12th May 2003
This briefly describes how to install PPTP Client on a Mandrake 9.0 system. It was tested on a system installed from CD-ROM.
We were also able to install the pptp-linux-1.2.0 RPM, with "--nodeps", and run 1.2.0 instead.
We were able to install the pptpconfig RPM for the PPTP client GUI, again with "--nodeps", and use it to configure a tunnel. The "require-mppe" option syntax wasn't accepted by the older Mandrake 9.0 pppd program, and so configuring MPPE support meant using the older option format rather than just clicking the GUI button.
Wanted: a simple recipe for people to follow to replace the Mandrake supplied MPPE kernel module with the PPP 2.4.2 module. We know that one of the steps is to remove the old mppe.o file and the line from /etc/modules.conf that mentions MPPE, otherwise init_module: File exists may happen. But we could do with a detailed log of the whole kernelmod process.
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