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Old 05-16-2004, 10:43 PM   #1
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HOWTo Configure POPTOP 1.2 VPN Server On Fedora?


I've searching for documentation on installing and configuring POPTOP VPN server on Fedora Core 1, but all I can find is *very* outdated material for previous versions of POPTOP, and they do not apply to the current version. Any Links? Advice? Alternative VPN servers? I tried OpenVPN but it says the installed LZO libraries are not installed ( they are, I installed them 60 times ) so it doesn't get past ./configure step.

Btw, do not reply with links to outdated instructions, I've had my fill of them. This being the worst -> http://poptop.sourceforge.net/dox//

Thanks,
 
Old 05-17-2004, 02:50 AM   #2
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i have installed poptop on redhat 8.0 i found rpms for it at https://www.spenneberg.com . so didnt have to compile kernel. actually it needs some kernel modules. standart kernel doesnt support them. u must patch 2.4.x kernel source and compile it. or second way u can search rpms as i did (kernel, pptpd and some other rpms if it necessary)

have u tried http://www.freeswan.org ?
 
Old 05-18-2004, 08:54 PM   #3
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Older Version Works- Sorta

Before I read your post I gave in and installed the 1.1.3 version and followed the old instructions on their web site. Even then I could not get ppp_mppe ( for MSChap version 2 authentication ) to work. In addition, the Windows client I am using for testing shows no compression happening and I can't tell if the packets are encrypted or not.

Sigh, I will take a look at FreeSwan if this becomes much more time consuming. Thank you for the advice.
 
Old 05-19-2004, 01:49 AM   #4
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poptop works on my redhat 8.0 i can connect to that server from xp clients with mschap v2, highest enrtcption.
have u compiled costum kernel to get mppe (maybe gre also) support? if u did that check /etc/modules.conf

here are the neccessary lines in my /etc/modules.conf

alias char-major-108 ppp_generic
alias /dev/ppp ppp_generic
alias tty-ldisc-3 ppp_async
alias tty-ldisc-14 ppp_synctty
alias ppp-compress-18 ppp_mppe
alias ppp-compress-21 bsd_comp
alias ppp-compress-24 ppp_deflate
alias ppp-compress-26 ppp_deflate


my /etc/ppp/options.pptpd

debug
#kdebug 9
lock
proxyarp
name servername
auth
+chap
+chapms
+chapms-v2
# This will remove the domain in front of the username
# E.G. DOMAIN\\username becomes username
chapms-strip-domain
#mppe-40
mppe-128
mppe-stateless
require-chap
#require-mppe
#require-mppe-stateless
#ms-dns yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy
#ms-dns xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
#ms-wins yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy
#ms-wins xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
idle 1800
mtu 1490
mru 1490
ipcp-accept-local
ipcp-accept-remote
lcp-echo-failure 30
lcp-echo-interval 5
deflate 0
 
Old 05-19-2004, 03:59 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the fish

I threw out POPTOP and am now using FreeSwan. I have the Windows XP client working on it, and now I am figuring out how to get Linux working as a client.

Thanks for your help!
 
Old 05-20-2004, 01:11 AM   #6
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cool. glad to hear that freeswan works for u.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 07:15 PM   #7
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fortezza,

Are you getting along better with freeswan? I mean, is it much better than poptop? yet easy to configure?

Thanks,

Mark
 
Old 06-07-2006, 11:55 AM   #8
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HEy fortezza

did you configure a vpn server on linux and client windows????


how do you do for client windows can acces to other windows machines
using the server vpn linux.... the other windows machines are at the place
that the vpn server is... at the same segment.. network.. }

how do you do that???
 
  


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