Point-To-Point Tunnelling Protocol is a networking protocol which exposes a layer 2 tunnel. It uses a TCP connection for control communications, and a GRE tunnel for the actual data. It is typically used to create VPNs.

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Security of PPTP vs IPSec

Is PPTP or IPSEC VPN more secure than the other for 'dial in' VPN, if so, why?
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Windows VPN client connect on different port

Scenario: Two Windows Server 2003 machines running RRAS VPNs. The firewall port forwards 1723 to one of those machines for normal remote access. I'd like to find a way to connect to the second machine ...
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PPTP VPN iptables firewall issues csf [closed]

I am having a problem with iptables and a PPTP VPN, I have read related topics both on hear and online but still can't get it to work! I am trying to set up PPTP on an ubuntu server on our local ...
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L2TP client for Ubuntu

It's easy enough to get a pptp client going on a Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) desktop: sudo apt-get install network-manager-pptp However, I can't seem to find documentation find a corresponding L2TP ...
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What is difference between OpenVPN and PPTP?

I know PPTP is based PPP, so what is the openVPN based on ? can the packets of openVPN be routed by ubuntu server ? thanks!
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SSH over VPN connection

We have an AWS EC2 server that we've configured to be only accessible (via SSH) from within our office network. Obviously this isn't ideal for remote arrangements where someone has to connect to the ...
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What is difference between L2TP and PPTP?

I need a high performance VPN server, who can tell me the difference between L2TP and PPTP ?
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Once connected to RRAS VPN in Windows 7 can't access local domain resources

I'm connected to our remote data center via RRAS VPN which is running as a Domain Controller. The client I'm connecting with is on our local domain. Once I'm connected to the remote domain using my ...
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How can I force all internet traffic over a PPTP VPN but still allow local lan access?

I have a server running Linux Mint 12 that I want to keep connected to a PPTP VPN all the time. The VPN server is pretty reliable, but it drops on occasion so I just want to make it so all internet ...
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ProCurve 1800 switch issue

I recently deployed ProCurve 1800-24G switches in place of some older ProCurve 2424M switches in my network. However, I'm having a serious problem with the switch connected to the router. It seems, ...
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Mac OS X PPTP VPN issue ping: sendto: No buffer space available

The VPN connects successfully but after some time the connection is unusable (VPN is used as primary gateway). Ping would reveal: ping: sendto: No buffer space available This looks like the same ...
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Can't establish PPTP VPN windows 8/8.1

I am having an issue where I keep getting either error 800 or 807 whist trying to connect to a VPN server via PPTP on Windows 8 and 8.1 pro. The server itself is Synology's VPN Server running on a ...
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How can I ensure home VPN users don't save connection password?

We are using a PPTP VPN, on Windows RAS/Server 2003. We have users verify anti-virus patching, and then after verification grant access to the VPN. We don't use a CMAK applet, we just provide users ...
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Windows remote access server (PPTP) advertised routes

How does a routing and remote access server pick up routes to advertise to clients, and where can a list of routes being provided be reviewed? One of our users is reporting that the server is ...
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PFSense 2.0 RC 3 - Routing problem with PPTP VPN

I have configured a PPTP VPN on my PFSense 2.0 RC3 router. The internet traffic comes to my modem (10.0.0.0/24) and then through my router (192.168.100.0/24). My PPTP subnet is 192.168.101.0/24. ...
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Linux PPTP VPN server using local account passwords?

Is there a way to configure the PPTP server under Ubuntu 10.04 to allow users to log in with their username/password from the local machine (the Ubuntu server, that is, not where they are connecting ...
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PPTP connection fails with errors 800/806

I've got a client (Server 2008 R2) that won't connect to our production environment PPTP VPN server (Server 2003, running RRAS). The server is behind a firewall that has TCP1723 open as well as GRE. ...
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What's the advantage of OpenVPN over SSTP?

If considering Windows only environment, what's the advantage of introducing OpenVPN as the company VPN service, instead of Windows built-in protocols? Especially the new SSTP protocol already ...
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PPTP/GRE Multi-forwarding NAT IPTables Example

Google is showing me some returns on PPTP/GRE NAT through iptables/netfilter that will allow multiple connections. However, I am not finding an example of using this pptp helper module that allows ...
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Error 720 on VPN (PPTP) attempt

When I attempt to connect to a server running XP x64 (so essentially Server 2003) using a PPTP connection, it fails with client-side error Registering your computer on the network... Error 720: A ...
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pppd “peer refused to authenticate”

I have a working pptpd+pppd server configured which currently has two Windows 7 clients successfully connecting. However, when I try to connect a linux client I'm getting a really weird exchange that ...
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Windows pptp VPN at startup

I'd like to connect windows pptp client at startup. Is it possible? because I need a vpn link between two windows server and so (because it's a server) I don't want to let a logged user to the ...
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Error with a vpn client (PPTP protocole) over ssh

I have some errors when I use PPTP over ssh : sudo ssh -L 1723:127.0.0.1:1723 vpn-server@$192.168.1.1 192.168.1.1 is the vpn server ip. When I start pppd (client) whith the following command : ...
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Iptables: Selective PPTP VPN routing

I've been able to set up TomatoUSB firmware with Ipredator via PPTP, the configuration is as follows: However, I don't want to use Ipredator PPTP VPN for every machine on my network, how to only ...
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PPTP pass through on Cisco ASA 5505 (8.2)

Is it possible to setup PPTP VPN traffic (clients outside and server inside) to passthrough a Cisco ASA 5505 if the outside IP address is also being used for PAT? The Cisco examples forward all NAT ...
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VPN error 619 - “A connection to the remote computer could not be established.”

Have been trying to get this PPTP VPN working on a CentOS 6 x64 VPS for a few days but im getting: "Error 619 - A connection to the remote computer could not be established." I did research on ...
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PPTP disconnects when peers disconnect

Just setup a Ubuntu 13.10 on a server, and configured PPTP VPN. Everything works just fine, until another peer disconnects his VPN connection. I was able to consistently simulate this by connecting ...
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Restricting nginx website connection to VPN Users on the same server

My main aim is the following: Install a VPN server on a server, and a website on that server should be accessible only to users that are using the VPN on that same server. First, the two server case ...
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How do I get internal hosts to use a VPN connection set up on a FreeBSD router?

Question in short: How do I get traffic from a host on an internal network, using NAT behind a router, to use a VPN connection set up on the router? I have a FreeBSD 9 router with 4 network ...
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PPTP Clients Connect But Do Not Have Network Access

I have clients that connect to a Window Server 2008 R2 box via PPTP. They are able to successfully negotiate a connection and receive a local IP address, but are unable to access any internal network ...
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Is a PPTP VPN too insecure to consider using?

I need to set up a VPN for our small office. There will only be one person using it, and they will be transmitting private financial information in many cases. I know that PPTP has a number of ...
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Allow RDP only over VPN

I want to do allow 3389 port(RDP) only through VPN connection, not normally. How can I do this? I have configured VPN server in Mikrotik. I have blocked all traffic except http and https by firewall ...
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PFsense VPN all types failing?

I am trying to configure a new PFsense router (64 bit) and am trying to to get the VPN functions working. I have enabled PPTP, L2TP and IPSec. I've added allow all rules to all LAN's, WAN's and each ...
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Is it possible to force PPTP VPN tunnel as the only internet connection on a windows 7 machine?

I use a PPTP VPN tunnel to connect to the internet. I want the connection to cut off if there is a problem with the VPN and it drops/disconnects so there is no way to access the Internet without a ...
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Inexpensive PPTP appliance

I'm looking for an inexpensive VPN appliance that supports PPTP. I've found a few that do IPSec, but I want to be able to use the built-in PPTP client in Windows. I know I can use Windows Server or ...
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More than 254 client IPs in PPTP (PPTPD)

I'm trying to setup my PPTP to allow more than 255 client connections. I have added the connections param in pptpd.conf to allow the connections but I do not know how to set the remoteip ...
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PPTP installation on CentOS 5 not working (Kernel support for PPP?)

I am trying to get PPTP installation up and running on my VPS. I have followed various guides, however, I am unable to connect to the VPN once it’s setup. I checked my VPS’ /var/log/messages and I ...
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VPN IP Routing - slow connections

UPDATE: Router error logs show: LCP Time-out 0 I'm not sure how to correct this. The Lan-to-Lan profiles are set to -1 Idle Timeout (for the remote branch). I have a PPTP VPN running between two ...
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PPTP VPN Problem

I am using Debian OS with pptpd. My clients (both Windows and Mac) cannot complete the connection. The following shows in syslog: Jun 2 12:52:37 vpn pptpd[891]: MGR: Maximum of 6 connections ...
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Making to the DNS on two different VPNs play nice

Setup: I have two separate networks I need to connect to at the same time. VPN 1 PPTP IP : 192.168.2.0/24 DNS : 192.168.2.32; 192.168.2.34 (Windows 2003) Domain : old.com Forwarder : 192....
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DNS Server Order Incorrect on Windows 7 via PPTP VPN to Windows 2003 Server

When I connect a Windows XP laptop via PPTP vpn to our Windows 2003 Server, the DNS Server order is correct: 192.168.8.3 208.67.222.222 208.67.220.220 But when I connect a Windows 7 laptop via PPTP ...
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Routing traffic between home machines and remote machines over pfSense PPTP VPN…?

I'm having a bit of trouble routing my traffic through my VPN server. Basically I have a pfSense setup that works amazingly well for everything it's currently doing. However, now, I have need to set ...
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windows pptp vpn client *do not* use default gateway on remote network

By default the windows vpn client has this checked in the advanced tcp/ip settings: Use default gateway on remote network... I do not want to use the default remote gateway... (the clients internet ...
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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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What ports need to be open for PPTP VPN server?

I'm running a PPTP VPN server on my DD-WRT enabled router, and it works inside the network but obviously not outside because I haven't opened and ports. What ports need to be open for the VPN server ...
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Replace Cisco 2600 PTP T1

Our office and an outside location have a dedicated T1 point to point connected with Cisco2600's. We need to eliminate the need of the T1 circuit as it is costly and would like to route the traffic ...
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PPTP connection fails during handshake

A user located on the other side of the planet has troubles connecting to our PPTP VPN. The VPN is a regular windows server 2003 VPN and works fine for most users from the US, but for this specific ...
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Rewrapping PPPoE to PPTP

It is my understanding that PPPoE is just PPP wrapped in Ethernet packets. PPTP is PPP tunneled over GRE/IP. So, my question is, is it possible to take incoming PPPoE packets and easily rewrap the ...
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Setting up PPTP VPN server, cannot access remote hosts

I'm attempting to set up a VPN server on an industrial ProRoute M2M 4G router. My goal is for a client to be able to log in on the VPN and be able to "locally" hosts that are on the router's LAN. My ...
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Possible to connect to VPN (pptp) with a host name

I have a few computers that I need to connect to a VPN. Right now, I have to manually check to see what IP address the VPN assigned each computer so that I can SSH into each later. Ideally, it would ...