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Old 05-13-2006, 10:18 PM   #1
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PPTP VPN problems

Hello everyone.
I am trying to get a PPTP server run on slackware 2.6.13.
I did all the patching and compiling, I started the deamon , forwarded the ports on my wireless router etc but I cannot establish a vpn connection from a winxp machine.
Log files look like this:
pptpd[8112]: CTRL: Client control connection start ed
pptpd[8112]: CTRL: Starting call (launching pppd, opening GRE)
pptpd[8112]: CTRL: Client control connection finis hed

Can anyone please give me a clue to troubleshoot the problem and get the connection established?

Old 05-15-2006, 08:50 AM   #2
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Did you forward the GRE protocol (not the same as a port) from the router to your machine? Without the GRE protocol forwarded too, nothing will happen (this is why PPTP sucks, not to mention the security problems with it).


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