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OpenSuSE 11.1 Quick Start Guide
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10.7 NetworkManager and VPN

NetworkManager supports several Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies:

  • NovellVPN—package NetworkManager-novellvpn

  • OpenVPN—package NetworkManager-openvpn

  • vpnc (Cisco)—package NetworkManager-vpnc

  • PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol)—package NetworkManager-pptp

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 NetworkManager-novellvpn-kde4

  • OpenVPN support for KNetworkManager—package NetworkManager-openvpn-kde4

  • vpnc (Cisco) support for KNetworkManager—package NetworkManager-vpnc-kde4

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 NetworkManager-novellvpn-gnome

  • OpenVPN support for GNOME NetworkManager applet—package NetworkManager-openvpn-gnome

  • vpnc (Cisco) support for GNOME NetworkManager applet—package NetworkManager-vpnc-gnome

  • PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) support for GNOME NetworkManager applet—package NetworkManager-pptp-gnome

After you have installed the packages, configure your VPN connection as described in Section 10.3, Configuring Network Connections.

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