[pptp-server] Re: [pptp-server] PPTP Server Configuration Questions

Seth Vidal skvidal at skyrunner.net
Thu Jun 24 08:12:47 CDT 1999

> I am going to attempt to connect a PPTP session between a 3Com Total
> Control Hub (NAS box), and Linux running pptpd.  If anyone has done this,
> please let me know.  The 3Com box supports PPTP.
> On the 3Com box, I have configured via RADIUS a user like:
> demo    Auth-Type = "Unix-PW"
>         Service-Type = "Framed-User",
>         Framed-Protocol = "PPP",
>         Framed-Routing = "None",
>         Framed-Compression = "Van-Jacobson-TCP-IP",
>         Tunnel-Type = "PPTP",
>         Tunnel-Server-Endpoint = ""
> I am not using any authentication for the tunnel, and I am not doing any
> assignment of IP's ( I am letting the pptpd server do that ).
> The "Tunnel-Server-Endpoint" is my Linux pptpd box, which is configured
> like this:
> debug 1
> pptpdlog /var/log/pptpd.log
> option /etc/ppp/options
> localip
> remoteip
> Does this look sound?  My understanding is that users should be given IP's
> on their end (assigned from the pptpd) from the "remoteip" pool.  The
> Tunnel server then connects this ip to one of the ip's in the localip
> pool, thus establishing the tunnel.
> The remote clients are just running Windows and have no idea they are
> being tunneled, they are running normal Dialup Networking.  The actual
> tunnel is created between the 3Com NAS and the Linux pptpd.  Does anyone
> see any problems I may run into?

I don't see anything wrong with it but what exactly is the point?
if the tunnel doesn't exist anywhere but between the NAS and the linux box
what added security do you get?

are default routing them on their dial-up connection?


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