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I have a pptpd server on debian.
Is it possible to use openvpn client instead of pptp client to connecting to a pptpd server?

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As far as I am informed it is not possible to connect to a PPTP server via a OpenVPN (SSL-VPN) client since the two protocols are entirely different.

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My university have a vpn server i can connect to it with pptp client and openvpn client. How it can possible? – ir01 Jan 2 '12 at 7:25
I assume they simply installed both, an OpenVPN as well as a PPTP server. They have a similar setup in my university. – beta Jan 2 '12 at 16:05
The both services on a single port(1723). Is it possible? – ir01 Jan 2 '12 at 18:41
I don't think that's possible. Simply set different ports for both services and you should be fine. You can provide your clients/colleagues the client.ovpn file to allow them connecting to your server easily. I wrote a brief tutorial on how to configure an OpenVPN server and how to configure clients about a year ago: It's for Ubuntu but should be similar for Debian. – beta Jan 3 '12 at 13:54
I can connect to my university vpn with pptp client and openvpn client on same port. So i think it's possible to connect to a pptp/openvpn server using openvpn/pptp client. – ir01 Jan 4 '12 at 11:42

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