PPTP stands for "Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol" and is a method for implementing virtual private networks (VPNs).

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PPTP without GRE: possible?

[I hope this is not off-topic here] I'm trying to set up a PPTP tunnel between a Linux (Debian 6) Server and a Windows 7 Client. The problem is, that the PPTP connection itself (ports 1723 and 47) ...
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Routing IPv6 traffic through Debian pptpd into Hurricane Electric's IPv6 tunnel

I have set up a tunnel using Hurricane Electric's services on a Debian machine. It seems to work alright; I can ping6 ipv6.google.com and open it in links. I've also set up a PPTP daemon on the ...
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VPN for Home to watch TV on the go

My ISP offers TV on tablets, phones, etc. where I have to use an app, but I still have to have that traffic flow through my modem. What would be the best solution to setting up a VPN for probably just ...
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Windows 8 VPN PPTP Settings

I am having a problem getting my computer to connect to my companies VPN, the thing is it connects just fine from my Android phone with the default settings so I know it is a problem with the settings ...
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Cannot actually use VPN while it's connected?

I've just set up a VPN on my server running Windows Server 2008 R2, but I just found out that even after I've connected to it (PPTP), the traffic does not seem to go through the VPN at all. In other ...
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how to find the tcpportnumber in win7's registry?

i read this post: Change PPTP control connection's TCP port number i cannot find the tcpportnumber in win7's registry.so how to change pptp vpn's tcpportnumber in win 7?
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Forwarding VPN port (1723) disables internet on server

I'm trying to set up a VPN on Windows 7 and I started by forwarding port 1723. However, the exact moment that my router saves the port forwarding, I lose internet access on the PC being forwarded to. ...
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Using A VPN With WICD [closed]

How can I configure Wicd network manager to configure a PPTP VPN connection (or any type of VPN connection for that matter)? I am using Salix 14 if that matters to anyone, though that has nothing to ...
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VPN on OSX disconnects after precisely 2 minutes and 30 seconds on specific network

When connecting to my own VPN server on a specific network, called public-network, my Mac disconnects the VPN connection after 2 minutes and 30 seconds. I have performed several tests and this is the ...
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VPN in Powershell

I am updating an old DOS script which is used to open a Windows PPTP VPN connection between two server, copy some files, then close the connection. I am wanting to rewrite the script in powershell, so ...
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barebones features for a DD-WRT router acting as PPTP server

I have a little router (Linksys E900) only to act as a VPN server. I have a decent router behind it, handling radio anyway. So I am happy to relegate any other CPU-intensive stuff to the bigger ...
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how to troubleshoot asymmetric speed PPTP VPN speed? (downlink to client is slow, the server bandwidth up, and there is no encryption overhead)

I hope I have a general question motivated by my specific problem: I have acceptable upload speeds and unacceptable download speeds on my VPN while I think both endpoints have quite some bandwidth in ...
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is PPTP VPN server supposed to work in DD-WRT 19342 (or later) big build? with a mac OS 10.8.2 client?

Following up on some confusing comments in the DD-WRT forums, see http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=167815 (with a screenshot of settings) In the model-specific thread I learnt that my VPN ...
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VPN PPTP (MPPE) - connection freeze after while

I have configured VPN (PPTP) connection (configured as in screenshot) and I'm experiencing this issue (ubuntu 12.10): The connection works fine, I can browse web and access local content, however ...
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Linux pptpd only accepting one client connection?

In chap-secrets file I have defined two username/password combinations. I login using first username and it works (it is connected from Windows 7). However as soon as I login from another device ...
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How do I setup my Ubuntu 12.04 PPTPD Server properly?

Ok so I have setup a PPTPD server and configured it appropriately. Here is my pptpd-options: name pptpd require-mschap-v2 require-mppe-128 ms-dns 8.8.8.8 ms-dns 8.8.4.4 proxyarp nodefaultroute ...
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Error 619 when trying to connect with Windows VPN client

While trying to connect with the Windows VPN client, the client hangs at the "Verifying user name and password..." message for about 10 seconds, and then I get the following error message: Error ...
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PPTP VPN connection disconnecting when accesing an IP over VPN

I have two PC lan behind a router. I am connecting to my company network through a VPN. I was not able to reach an IP, nor access the internet. The VPN connection would be disconnected automatically. ...
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PPTP tunnel only wrapping TCP Traffic

I am having difficulty configuring a PPTP VPN using Windows Server 2008 R2 to allow more then just TCP traffic. Connection and authentication work perfectly, but applications that require other ...
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PPTP: Linux clients unreachable

I have setup a PPTP server on a CentOS 6 box. Several clients (Windows and Linux) connect to this server. All clients use the same subnet. All clients (Win or Lin) can surf the Internet using the VPN ...
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PPTP VPN on Server 2008 Enterprise

I asked this question on Server fault and was told that was not allowed so I am moving it here. I am running Windows Server 2008 enterprise in my HOME network inside of VMware workstation. I am ...
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Windows 7 client can't connect to CentOS PPTP VPN

Have a Macintosh (10.8.2) that connects just fine to a CentOS 6.0 virtual private server (OpenVZ, with PPP added by the host) via PPTP. A Windows 7 Home Premium client (virtualized in Sun's Virtual ...
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Trying to connect a Dlink DIR-615 router to a PPTP VPN from behind a Netgear WNDR3700

I have two routers: a Netgear WNDR3700 and a DLink DIR-615 (rev H2) Both are using stock firmware. The Netgear is my primary router (192.168.0.1/24). I'd like to set up the DLink (192.168.2.1/24) to ...
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PPTP password expired: how to fix on a linux client

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 ...
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Playing iPad to iPad Wifi games over PPTP VPN

I'm trying to use a VPN to play iPad to iPad Wifi (Local) games over the internet. Normally you open the game on both iPad's, connect to the same Wifi point and they can "see" and speak to each ...
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Logging in using VPN in Windows 8

Just installed Windows 8 Enterprise on my work laptop. I have configured my VPN connection (PPTP) like I had in Windows 7, but for some reason, I cannot find out where to select that I want to ...
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How to safeguard PPTP connection - Windows 7?

There is a computer connecting to a VPN. The network should remain offline, if the machine can't reconnect to the VPN. It should not ever use the normal connection. Only the VPN one. Is there a way ...
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Failure to connect to PPTP VPN in Ubuntu: VPN plugin failed: 1

I used network-manager-pptp under Ubuntu 12.04 to configure the vpn. IPv4 Settings: Automatic VPN: Gateway - set User name - set Password - Always Ask PPTP Advanced Option: PAP, CHAP, MSCHAP, ...
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Configuring cisco as VPN client

I need to configure 857W as PPTP client. PPTP is officialy not supported (there is no such protocol in request-dialin group) but it could be enabled with "service internal". Any way, my questions are ...
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PPTP VPN and Untangle Device

I have a question regarding PPTP VPN with encryption. I work in an office that uses this untangle device (http://www.untangle.com/). It is a firewall, that also has web blocking, virus blocking, web ...
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Linux Distro with PPTP/L2TP client support and IP Forwarding

I'm looking for a lightweight linux distro with a nice web based front end that I can throw on a VM to act as a secondary gateway out of my network through a VPN. I currently have a debian VM with ip ...
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How do I make servers visible on my VPN?

I'm tinkering with web servers on Rackspace, trying to figure out if I can set up a website with public parts and also private parts that are visible only via a VPN connection. I have 2 servers ...
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Make a VPN connection only for RDP

I am connecting to a cisco VPN router via PPTP on my windows 7 Ultimate machine. Like most VPN's, it connects just fine but also redirects all of my traffic through the VPN. I really only need RDP ...
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Two VPN connections from the same IP address

I have set up a server running Windows Server 2008 which two remote users can dial into using a VPN connection. It works fine unless they are both in the same location, in which case only one of them ...
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Making PPTP VPN Secure

I've been reading about the security, or lack of, with regards to a PPTP VPN. The specific things mentioned over and over are the fact that DNS can leak and the encryption is insecure. Is this a ...
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Privacy, VPN and routers

Ever since this ACTA push-up the things are starting to heat up around torrents and privacy. I am using Tribler now, but this is not secure enough for me. Not enough privacy. I've been using in the ...
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ssh tunnel via specific interface

Client -ssh-> Server --> Internet Normally I initiate an ssh tunnel with: ssh -D 1337 admin@nas On the server I have two interfaces: eth1 and ppp0. Right now it uses eth1 when tunneling, but ...
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Conflict of VPN allocated IP address

In my work place, my allocated private IP is 192.168.2.10, and I need to use VPN (PPTP) to another network, which also allocate IP in the same subnet, e.g. (192.168.2.20). What are the best way to ...
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How secure PPTP is?

I use my own VPS to serve as a PPTP gateway for my personal PC/laptop/android. It uses 128bit encryption, and MS-CHAPv2 for authentication. The questions are: is it enough to secure my connection ...
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Set linux routing tables to route F5 vpn and internet traffic

I'm having trouble understanding how my VPN client works, and how to set up my routing tables to do what I would like. Here is the output BEFORE connecting to my vpn Kernel IP routing table ...
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Change PPTP control connection's TCP port number

I have some Windows 7 clients that connect via PPTP to a CentOS server, but I would like them to use a port other than 1723 for the control connection as that port is not available. Is there some way ...
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How to connect to VPN through firewall

Our admins had blocked all outgoing ports except few like 80, 443, 110 etc. I want to use some software that utilizes other ports. So I decided to make a VPN connection to my dedicated server. So we ...
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Linux PPTP VPN and gateway woes

I have an Amazon Linux machine running in an Amazon EC2 instance. I am connecting to my office's VPN as follows: sudo pppd pty "pptp pptp.<DOMAIN>.com --nolaunchpppd --loglevel 2 --debug" file ...
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Issue while running PPTP client on Windows 7

I am using the built-in Windows 7 pptp client to connect to some vpn server. The issue is - while it's connected, all my internet traffic goes through that connection, not just the network specific. ...
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VPN with D-Link DIR-600 Wireless Router

I just bought a D-Link DIR-600 Wireless Router and was hoping to setup a VPN client using the DD-WRT firmware. But unfortunately my hardware version of DIR-600, known as C1, is not supported by ...
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PPTP is allowing any username – even blanks?

I have a PPTP VPN server on my network. I have setup the username and passwords for clients in the chap_secrets file. However when testing with any username or even a blank one, the server accepts ...
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Can't enable VPN on linux error: VPN connection failed

I have a sony vaio laptop, with ubuntu 11.04 and windows 7 on it. I have configured a VPN connection on ubuntu, in order to connect to my computer at work but it keeps not working, and I get the error ...
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Lion built-in VPN client times out connecting to Windows 2003 PPTP server

I have a new iMac with OS X 10.7 (Lion) on it that refuses to connect to a PPTP-based VPN server (running Windows 2003 SBS). To shortcut past a lot of questions: There is a Dell workstation running ...
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Why can't I connect to a private VPN Network set up on my local machine?

I am connected through a router to the internet. In Windows 7 Enterprise I set up a private VPN server to connect to, but I can only connect to the default gateway and no further. Everything is on ...
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PPTP VPN: External computers can access network, but internal computers can't access external

I've recently set up a VPN for my home (using an Ubuntu host and PPTP, see links at bottom) so I have access to my servers where ever I am, and so far it's worked how I wanted it to. I've got it set ...