Today, I discovered my team's PPTP passwords expire and I had to figure this out by looking through log files (/var/log/messages).
Part 1 of my question is there a way I can start up my PPTP client service from Linux so that I get a precise error message on my screen indicating the password expired. Currently when I launch from a KDE or GNOME applet all I see is a generic failure message.
Second, is there a tool on linux (preferably gui) that will allow me to change the password. Linux is the client side; I do not have login access on the server. This will eliminate my need to boot a VM or separate box to deal with expired passwords.