10.7 NetworkManager and VPN
NetworkManager supports several Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies:
PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol)—package
To use VPN with NetworkManager, install the appropriate VPN packages first. You
need two packages for each VPN technology: one of the packages above
(providing the generic support for NetworkManager), and the respective
desktop-specific package for your applet.
For KDE, choose one of the following:
NovellVPN support for KNetworkManager—package
OpenVPN support for KNetworkManager—package
vpnc (Cisco) support for KNetworkManager—package
PPTP support for KDE is not available yet, but is being worked on.
For GNOME, choose one of the following:
NovellVPN support for GNOME NetworkManager applet—package
OpenVPN support for GNOME NetworkManager applet—package
vpnc (Cisco) support for GNOME NetworkManager applet—package
PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) support for GNOME NetworkManager
After you have installed the packages, configure your VPN connection as
described in Section 10.3, Configuring Network Connections.