Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) is a network protocol that enables secure data transmission from remote clients to private enterprise servers by creating a virtual private network (VPN) over a TCP / IP-based data network. Installing PPTP network manager on Ubuntu is easy to do via the terminal.
Since WannaCry malware has attacked some companies that use Windows operating system, many of them switch to Linux operating system, especially Ubuntu. Ubuntu is the most preferred Linux distro because it’s beautiful and easy to operate.
Many companies use PPTP protocol to communicate with corporate servers via VPN. For those of you who are new to the Linux world, I will share a little how to install PPTP VPN manager on Ubuntu, especially Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04.
How to install PPTP VPN manager via ubuntu terminal
1. Open the ubuntu terminal (ALT + CTRL + T).
2. Type sudo apt-get update
3. Type sudo apt-get install network-manager-pptp
If you are using Ubuntu 16.04 add the following installation
4. Type sudo apt-get install network-manager-pptp-gnome
To create PPTP VPN, please open a network connection
Then select the point-to-point tunneling protocol
Fill in your VPN username and password
If connected network manager icon will show like the following image:
Thus my article about how to make PPTP VPN via Ubuntu terminal, Hopefully useful for you