I have configured on my Ubuntu a VPN server using PPTPD. I can connect to it from outside of my LAN, I can use it's internet connection. But I cannot see my LAN clients (because the VPN and the LAN are on different networks).

This is my configuration: - PPTP VPN:, localip: - LAN:

Is it possible somehow to create a bridge between my LAN and the PPTP VPN? So that I can access the clients from the LAN also. If so, how can I do that? As I understood the PPTP VPN must be configured on a different network than the LAN.

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    PPTP is insecure. You should not use it. Nov 7, 2016 at 2:54
  • @Mircea Vutcovici not even with TLS? Jul 15, 2020 at 3:10

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It is possible to configure PPTP VPN to use same subnet the LAN uses. I used it with such configuration. Or, you can add firewall rules to allow traffic between the two different subnets like following:

Src=, Dst= srcport=ANY, dstport=ANY ALLOW
Src=, Dst= srcport=ANY, dstport=ANY ALLOW

By the way, beware that PPTP is compromised protocol; consider PPTP as unencrypted protocol.

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