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Old 10-05-2011, 05:35 AM   #1
andyflower
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PPTPD server on Linux


Greetings,

I have Red Hat 5. I want to setup a PPTPD server on my machine. I need help on the following points:

1) A workable tar.gz package of the pptpd server.
2) key points of the pptpd.conf file like the localip and remoteip.
3) do I also need to configure the /ppp/options file.
4) what config do I need for /ppp/chap_secrets

if there is any other requirement or file who needs to be touched, please mention!
 
Old 10-05-2011, 06:40 AM   #2
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1) i think the package you are looking for is "ppp" (ie: yum install ppp), it is for centos at least..
2) my centos gateway doesnt have a pptp.conf, so im not sure on that one.. maybe its not used in RHEL based distros?
3) man pppd explains the command line options, i believe they are the same as the "options" file, mine is virtually empty.
4) chap-secrets contains the username and password (as they would be set in a DSL/etc modem) seperated by a tabs and an "*"

That was all i had to set up for my home aDSL1 connection, but there may be some non standard settings depending on ISP
 
Old 10-05-2011, 06:47 AM   #3
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Forgot to mention, make sure that chap-secrets is chmod 600, and chown root:root, for security reasons
 
Old 10-07-2011, 04:57 AM   #4
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I have installed pptpd-1.3.4.tar.gz but the file /etc/pptpd.conf is not created. Please suggest!
 
Old 10-07-2011, 05:30 AM   #5
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Apologies, i misread your original post, i thought you were trying to set up a DSL connection, not a VPN.
 
  


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