What’s the difference between PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN, and SOCKS when talking about VPNs?

Deciding on the type of “protocol” to use for your VPN is like choosing the best tasting ice cream: there are many choices, and some people prefer one choice over another. For VPNs, the 3 main choices are PPTP, L2TP, and OpenVPN. We also include SOCKS, but that is not really a VPN protocol. Some ...

How to setup PPTP VPN on Linux

For our instructions and tutorial, we are using the VPN services from Kovurt.com. You can use any service you like, but we prefer Kovurt. We are also using Ubuntu as an example for Linux. Install the Network Manager PPTP plug-in 1) Go to the System menu in the taskbar on Ubuntu, expand the Administration menu ...