It is possible to make a VPN connection on Linux. This works Shrew Soft VPN client v2.1.5. Ubuntu 9.10 has still v2.1.4, which does not work for the Fritz!Box VPN.

Ubuntu install

The Shrew Soft VPN client v2.1.5 will be available in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)

Make under Linux

Download the VPN client from:

Read the README.txt about how to compile and install the client.

Configuring the Shrew Soft VPN client

That is exactly the same as the Windows version of the VPN client, see VPN via Fritz!Box on Windows for instructions.

This article belongs to the Fritz!Box VPN guide. The other articles in the guide are:

  2. Configuring the Fritz!Box router
  3. VPN via FritzBox on Windows
  4. VPN via FritzBox on Linux