Configuring BOXPN on Linux
A VPN provider Boxpn does not seem to provide any instructions for Linux users. Here I will try to fill the gap - since I have just configured it anyway :)
First, install the PPTP client package called “pptp-linux” as follows:
apt-get install pptp-linux
Create the options file /etc/ppp/options.boxpn that will be used for all you VPN connections:
lock noauth refuse-pap refuse-eap refuse-chap refuse-mschap nobsdcomp nodeflate require-mppe-128 name put-your-vpn-username-here remotename boxpn defaultroute replacedefaultroute usepeerdns ipparam boxpn
This configuraion will use the peer's DNS server and will use the peer as default route (e.g. will route all non-local traffic there, which is most likely what you want).
Create CHAP secrets file /etc/ppp/chap-secrets and place this line thiere:
put-your-vpn-username-here boxpn your-vpn-password *
Make sure you quote the password if it contains any special characters or escape those characters with backslash.
What you have created is a template configuration that now you can use for any Boxpn server. Now you can define a peer by placing these lines into a peer file. For example, for Stokholm VPN server I would create /etc/ppp/peers/boxpn-stokholm-sweden as follows:
pty "pptp se.boxpnservers.com --nolaunchpppd" file /etc/ppp/options.boxpn
When you want to use another server just copy this peer and change the server address.
To launch the VPN client just run
pon boxpn-stokholm-sweden. To turn it off run
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