This is just crap. PPTP vpns do not function correctly under Ibex.
I have not been disillusioned by Ubuntu yet, until now. This worked fine before. To go from something that worked fine, to something that is included with OS but is broken? WTF. LAME.
I will continue to watch and update if I can get it working, or a decent fix is found.
using this patched network-manager-pptp_0.7~~svn20081015t024626-0ubuntu2~nm2_i386.deb
, and by NOT saving the password for the VPN, I've got the vpn working. hopefully this will become part of the official repos soon.