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Ubuntu Unleashed 2014 Edition: Covering 13.10 and 14.04,Ninth Edition by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson, Matthew Helmke

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Setting Up a VPN Client

The easy part of using a VPN is also the most commonly needed part. It is generally companies that set up VPN servers and then provide access to their secure networks to company employees or clients who use a VPN client installed on their local system, such as a laptop.

Most VPN servers run a protocol that is easily used on Ubuntu, especially from the type of GUI-based system that a typical user who is using Unity would have. You need to check with the administrator of the VPN network to which you intend to connect to find out which VPN client you will use and also to get your credentials so that you may connect. We use the default Network Manager, which is installed by default with Unity and is the default way to manage ...

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