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Set up a VPN Server (PPTP) on AWS and use it anywhere
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Set up a VPN Server (PPTP) on AWS

  1. Create a EC2 instance using Ubuntu 14.04.
  2. In Secure Group Inbound Rules, add a SSH Rule(TCP, Port 22, 0.0.0.0/0) and a Custom TCP Rule(TCP, Port 1723, 0.0.0.0/0).
  3. Optional: Associate a Elastic IP with the instance.
  4. SSH into the instance.
  5. sudo apt-get install pptpd.
  6. sudo vim /etc/pptpd.conf. Uncomment localip 192.168.0.1 and remoteip 192.168.0.234-238,192.168.0.245.
  7. sudo vim /etc/ppp/pptpd-options. Uncomment ms-dns and ms-wins. Change the IP to Google's DNS like this: