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

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CIFS mount over VPN hangs when VPN crashes and reconnects

I've successfully shared Windows share over VPN (PPTP), mounted it with mount.cifs on my Ubuntu machine and I'm able to browse the shared contents from the Ubuntu. However, sometimes, when the ...
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PPTP does not work externally

I have a PPTP server that I can connect to using its LAN IP, but not using the external IP. My router is set up to forward PPTP to the correct machine and the server can access the internet. However, ...
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Something's up with my PPTP+SMB setup

Yesterday I could connect to my PPTP VPN and access a SMB server on it perfectly well. Today it is throwing up a bucketload of problems. The VPN is now stopping internet traffic, even though it's set ...
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How to configure a VPN client in the router based on a connection log from my computer?

I am struggling with DD-WRT's PPTP client, as all configurations (and builds) I tried based on the all-important wiki but also older forum posts led to no ppp0 connection showing up with ifconfig. (...
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Is there any way to install a VPN PPTP (not OpenVPN) Server on a NAS with FunPlug?

I have a CH3SNAS from Conceptronic with FunPlug installed to enhance its capabilities. I would like to install a VPN PPTP server, but I only have found OpenVPN packages for FunPlug. Does somebody ...
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vpn error occurring when trying to connect to a server

I am running windows 7 and at my workplace I have created a PPTP dial-up connection so I can connect back to my workplace but I persistently receive a 807 error: "The connection between your computer ...
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IPSec Policy Is Blocking 127.0.0.1

I created an IPSec policy on Windows 8.1, it's purpose was to allow only traffic that goes via the VPN, everything else should be blocked (except LAN and 127.0.0.1). LAN is working fine, but 127.0.0.1 ...
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What's better for RDP - PPTP VPN or Port Forwarding?

I need to be able to connect to a computer via RDP from a tablet, over the Internet. I was unable to make the tablet connect to a IPSec or L2TP VPN - the only thing that worked was PPTP. Is PPTP ...
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Can't connect externally to Windows PPTP VPN

I'm trying to setup the basic Windows PPTP VPN so I can access temporarily access my home network while I will be away. My laptop can connect to the VPN Server when on the same network using the VPN ...
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Install a VPN Server on Ubuntu or CentOS which is router compatible

I am new to this networking stuff and for the last three days I have been trying to install PPTP VPN Server on my Ubuntu. Computers running XP can connect to it without a single problem, but when I ...
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Tunneling PPTP VPN and network setup for bridged KVM running Windows 7 enterprise on Linux host

I'm using a Win7 provided image from work to run inside qemu-kvm (libvirt/virt-manager). The host is running Debian Wheezy. The Win7 VM wants to join the company AD and has certain tools to check if ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to setup a PPTP tunnel to automatically reconnect after tunnel connection drops

I am currently connecting to a server via a pptp tunnel. I have a python script that downloads data from the tunnel. Every now and than the tunnel will be disconnected. I am wondering how do I ...
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DD-WRT PPTP Enabled

My DD-WRT router is behind ISP Router DD-WRT Firmware: DD-WRT v3.0-r29114 std (02/17/16) ISP Router 192.168.1.1 DD-WRT Router 192.168.1.2 Enabled PPTP on DD-WRT as shown below Besides this do i ...