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Old 08-01-2007, 10:38 PM   #1
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How can I get my PPTP Connection to connect to a Windows Remote Access Server?

Hello All,

I have a Suse 10.x Distro. that I am trying to connect to a Windows 2003 Ras (Remote Access Server). I am using the configuration listed below:


by James Cameron
14th March 2006


With the default install, PPTP Client 1.7.0 and PPP 2.4.3 are included, as packages pptp-1.7.0-2 and ppp-2.4.3-15 respectively. The kernel on CD (2.6.13) has MPPE support already patched in, as module ppp_mppe size 15872 bytes.

It is possible to setup a tunnel using the provided SUSE programs, or you can use our method below. The way to try it as-is is to (a) in YaST2 select Network Devices then DSL, (b) add a custom provider with an Authorization User Name that matches your PPTP server account, (c) add a DSL device with PPP Mode set to Point to Point Tunneling Protocol and Modem IP set to your PPTP server IP address, (d) try the connection using Kinternet, and if it fails with an MPPE required warning edit the /etc/ppp/peers/pptp file and add require-mppe.

The above information was obtained from the web site site listed below:

I have followed all the listed instructions and downloaded all the necessary files from the website in question.

When I start the Kinternet Program I receive the following error:

SuSE Meta pppd (smpppd-ifcfg), Version 1.59 on Ghost.
Status is: disconnected
trying to connect to smpppd
connect to smpppd
Status is: disconnected
Status is: connecting
pppd[0]: Plugin loaded.
pppd[0]: Renamed interface ppp0 to dsl0
pppd[0]: Using interface dsl0
Status is: connecting
pppd[0]: Connect: dsl0 <--> /dev/pts/2
pppd[0]: LCP terminated by peer (v,^FM-'^@<M-Mt^@^@^BM-3)
pppd[0]: Connection terminated.
pppd[0]: Modem hangup
pppd[0]: Script /usr/sbin/pptp 24.234.x.x --nolaunchpppd finished (pid 7255), status = 0x0
Status is: disconnected
pppd[0] died: A modem hung up the phone (exit code 16)

Could someone please help me with understanding the above error code?

I also searched google for a linux VPN client that will connect to a windows RAS server and all the return searches come up with is using a Cisco VPN client. I am unable to use the Cisco VPN client due to the fact that my company will only use the windows Ras server as their VPN server.

Thank you in advance for all your help with this matter.
Old 08-03-2007, 07:58 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by jamtech
pppd[0]: Connect: dsl0 <--> /dev/pts/2
pppd[0]: LCP terminated by peer (v,^FM-'^@<M-Mt^@^@^BM-3)
pppd[0]: Connection terminated.

this could be username/password mismatch,
or remote RAS policy forbid you to connect.
check again?



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