Ubuntu PPTP VPN to Microsoft Server Command Line ONLY

supreme asked:

I try to setup a VPN Connection from a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to Microsoft VPN Server (Ubuntu is the Client in this Case),
but I only get this error message:

.. connection failed! Check the log messages below for information why.
Couldn't open the /dev/ppp device: Operation not permitted 
FATAL: Module ppp_generic not found./usr/sbin/pppd: Sorry - this system lacks PPP kernel support

Details you may need:

modprobe -v ppp > FATAL: Module ppp not found.
uname -r -> 2.6.32-042stab076.8

My answer:


You’re on a VPS on someone else’s OpenVZ VPS hosting. Therefore you have no access to kernel modules and can only use the modules that the provider chooses to allow you.

To resolve the issue, contact the hosting provider. If the hosting provider is unable or unwilling to fix it, take your business somewhere else (and preferably somewhere not using OpenVZ).


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