Ubuntu 12.04 SSTP-Client installation


Microsoft introduced a new type of VPN with Windows Server 2008 called Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP).

Linux support is provided by sstp-client, and network-manager-sstp. However, there are currently no packages in the offical repos and the author’s sites recommend compiling from source.

If you aren’t up for that, there is a PPA available at:
https://launchpad.net/~whoopie79/+archive/testing/+packages

You can add this PPA to your Software Sources, but I felt better just downloading the individual packages files. In this case, you’ll need to install several packages, in the following order:

  1. sstp-client
  2. network-manager-sstp
  3. network-manager-sstp-gnome (Listed as a build artifact under network-manager-sstp)

I use gdebi to install packages as it’s still snappier than the Ubuntu Software Center.

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  1. #1 by brandon on February 21, 2013 - 11:43 am

    this does not work for ubuntu 12.04 , I have tried it. The packages fail to install due to failed dependencies. The source will install if you satasify the incredibly long list of dependencies but they never link into the network manager and shortly after the install the ubuntu update manager removed the sstp-client … AFAIK this is horribly broken in 12.04 and there is no solution I was able to find thru hours of googling.

  2. #2 by Bohdan on March 13, 2013 - 1:57 pm

    Just installed it on 12.04. They forgot to mention to install libsstp, which is available alongside on sourceforge.

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