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

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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 ...
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pfSense 2.0 - Can PPP L2TP be used to be an L2TP tunnel?

i noticed in pfSense 2.0 (RC3) that my PPPoE interface is now a PPPoE tunnel assigned to my WAN NIC (Network Interface Card): where the PPPOE0(xl0) - ianboyd@superuser.com network port is defined ...
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Is it possible to force Windows 7 VPN client to ignore the local network?

I have a PPTP VPN server which I connect to using Windows 7's built in VPN client. I was hoping that the behavior of the VPN client would be such that it would appear that I am physically connected to ...
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How can I specify what traffic uses a VPN connection with Windows 7?

Using Windows 7 Professional 64bit PPTP VPN (using the built in networking client) I'm connecting to my home VPN server from my work computer. This previously worked without issues using Windows XP, ...
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VPN client configuration on Windows using a config file

Is it possible to create a configuration or batch file that will initiate a VPN connection using the built-in Windows PPTP client? I want to build a scripted method that all my external users can use ...
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How to log username logging into ubuntu PPTP service

I need to log every connection made into our PPTP daemon. I can find the IP address of the client connection from /var/log/daemon.log, but can't find the username that is used to login. When using ...
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Does the username have any function when you use VPN over PPTP?

You need to provide a username and a password if you want to connect to a Windows server through VPN using PPTP. Does the provided username have any function? Let's say you use the user name "John" ...
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Windows 7 PPTP VPN can ping and HTTP to servers but not Windows Explorer

I just started working from home connecting to the office network over PPTP VPN (I'm using Windows 7 Pro). I have my hosts file set up with the internal IPs of all the servers I need to connect to ...
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PPTP: Use LDAP or PAM as authentication backend

I'm using pptpd and pppd on a Debian linux host to provide VPN capabilities to mobile phones. I would like to use my OpenLDAP server for authentication and authorization purposes (instead of keeping ...
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OpenVPN Alternative for connection over unreliable line

OpenVPN works great when you're connecting two tunnels over a stable, reliable connection. However, when one of the nodes is connected to the internet via an unstable internet connection (unstable: ...
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PPTP alternative windows 7

Can't set up a new vpn connection (I only get "Wizard cannot connect" error message) so I'm looking for an alternative client to connect to my pptp vpn server. Anyone got one? I can't find one.
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How can I access blocked sites while in China?

I have some colleagues who need to go to China for work, however while they're there, they can't access a lot of sites. One of which is GMail (Google Apps), which they need for work. We have a UK ...
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Are openvpn and pptp mutually interchangeable?

I mean, can I use openvpn client to connect to pptp server, or vice versa: pptp client to connect to openvpn server? I'm building a virtualized mock-up of an ISP infrastructure, which uses the VPN ...
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Problem with 2 PPTP VPN connections

I have a problem with my network-manager in Ubuntu 10.10. When I dial one of my VPN connections, my other VPN connections be disabled and I can't use them! I tried to restart network-manager and ...
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VPN - PPTPd server setup under Fedora 14?

I've been using Debian as my main server for a while, and have pptpd (PoPToP) allowing me to connect my iOS devices and Windows laptop to my home network. I have switched to Fedora 14 as a learning ...
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Set PPTP Passthrough in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Dear Friends, I have a big problem with VPN PPTP connections in Mac OS X SL and the problem exists in all my computers that I work with. When I connect to a PPTP connection, the connection is good for ...
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Persistent routes for DD-WRT PPTP VPN client

My home network in the USA is behind a Buffalo router (G300NH) running their version of DD-WRT. I use the built-in PPTP VPN client to connect to a VPN provider in the UK. I route certain traffic over ...
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why does “ipconfig getifaddr ppp0” fail?

I am trying to find my IP on VPN (PPTP) so I tried "ipconfig getifaddr ppp0" but it gave me "get if addr ppp0 failed, (os/kern) failure." Why does it fail and what should I do instead? ifconfig shows ...
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Access Windows VPN DNS from Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 to access a Windows VPN. I connect to the VPN from Ubuntu, and when I open a Windows 7 virtual machine (VirtualBox), everything works great ... I can access local network ...
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Unable to connect to PPTP VPN with Ubuntu 10.04

I'm trying to connect to my corporate VPN using a laptop running Ubuntu 10.04. It's a company laptop but as I have chosen to run Linux rather than "a proper" OS, I'm mostly on-my-own as far as getting ...
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Creating stable, automatically reconnecting PPTP connection in Ubuntu

I've been using network-manager-pptp to create a PPTP VPN connection in my Ubuntu virtual machine for a while now, but I have constant problems with random disconnects. I don't know what the cause of ...
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pfSense: Have router connect, and route, to a PPTP server?

i have a main office running a PPTP VPN server (Microsoft Remote Access Services). Is it possible for the pfSense router at a satellite location to automatically route traffic destined for the main ...
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MPPE - Forcing strong passwords enough to make PPTP secure?

The title pretty much says it all. Note I'm talking about MS-CHAP v2, not v1. Also using EAP-TLS is not an option (that's why I'm asking this.)
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PPTP VPN fails to work after waking from sleep

If I forget to disconnect the PPTP VPN before closing the lid on my Mac, annoying things happen when I open the lid (wake it from sleep). At best, network traffic stops until I disconnect the VPN. If ...
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iPhone PPTP cannot use VPN DNS server

My PPTP server allows my laptop to resolve internal domain names fine and I can see that the DHCP server is handing my PPTP client the proper DHCP settings. When I connect through the iPhone, I don't ...
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Windows mobile 6.1 vpn service using Witopia connects and immediately disconnects

My samsung Omnia i900 with Windows mobile 6.1. vpn service using Witopia pptp connects and immediately disconnects. Witopia tech sent me the log so I know its connecting, but as soon as I try to ...
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itshidden.com VPN connection dies and will not reconnect on Ubuntu Server 10.04

I have a ubuntu server which should keep a connection to itshidden.com VPN through PPTP. Somehow, connection dies once in awhile and following lines appear in /var/log/syslog: Jun 24 16:52:54 ...
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Can't connect to a win2003 pptp vpn if the cisco vpn service is running

I have a PPTP VPN set-up on a windows 2003 domain controller. Every attempt to connect to the VPN from a client running XP sp3 fails with a 619 error. Googling around I've found a 2006 thread on ...
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Problem with PPTP VPN and internet

I have an internet connection the following way : Internet Modem <-> FireWall(not a router, a firewall) <-> PC Everything is setup so my pc has an external ip address, and my firewall takes ...
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Sharing internet connection over VPN in Windows XP

How can I share my internet connection with VPN clients using the Windows XP built-in VPN server? I want to be able to use my home internet connection (on an XP machine) from my anywhere using my ...
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PPTP VPN from Ubuntu cannot connect

I'm trying to configure under Linux (Kubuntu 9.10) a VPN I already use from Windows. I installed the network-manager-pptp package and added the VPN under Network Manager. These are the parameters ...
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Automatically run script after connected to PPTP server

I'm using PPTP connection to connect to my office And I want to add a static route after connected to PPTP server. My problem is my IP on this connection is automatic Is there any way to run a ...
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How to setup PPTP-VPN on ubuntu and how to run?

I was using my cable internet on windows and it was working. Now I moved to ubuntu for development work. But I am unable to connect this internet on ubuntu. I called their technical support and they ...
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Windows 7 default VPN - Single Click to Connect

The default way to connect to a VPN (standard includedd MS client) seems to be to click on the network icon in the system tray to expand it, then pick the VPN connection, and click the connect button. ...
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Disappearing DNS resolution via VPN on SnowLeopard

Ever since upgrading to Snow Leopard, I find that my DNS lookups go pear-shaped after 2 minutes or so. To be precise, I stop being able to resolve names that are only resolved by the specific servers ...
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Windows based portable PPTP Client separate from built-in OS client

Is there any Windows based portable pptp client separate from built-in OS client that I can put on my jump drive for use in a lock-down PC User/Guest account in XP or Vista? I would like to use my ...
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Problem connecting to PPTP VPN in Ubuntu 9.10

I have a VPN client configured for using PPTP under Ubuntu 9.10 (the alpha version, but fully up to date). The configuration has everything enabled except for EAP (I found I had to uncheck that to ...
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Why doesn't my PPTP VPN connection stay alive with RDP on WM6.1

I have my Windows Mobile 6.1 Device connecting to my home router via PPTP VPN. I am able to RDP into a machine at home and see the screen. This will last for no more than a minute. The VPN connection ...
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How can I solve Windows PPTP VPN issues?

I'm having persistent problems with Windows PPTP VPN connections. The VPN appears up whilst the tunnel won't transfer traffic (ping to a remote IP within the VPN works for a while, and then fails). ...