[pptp-server] Help with configuration!

Chris Williams willic2 at mail.auburn.edu
Wed Feb 9 10:20:12 CST 2000

I'm waiting on the list-mom to approve my post that has those 2 files in

What we are trying to do is set up a VPN so that the client can access the
LAN machines within the firewall.

Our impression about how the VPN works is that the client will appear
(as far as tcp/ip is concerned) as he is on the LAN...  What's the point
of setting up a VPN without encryption if the traffic from the client goes
over the net anyway?  I thought that even traffic destined for some site
not on out LAN would still go through our LAN after the VPN was setup and
through our internet gateway...

Please correct me if I'm wrong...


On Wed, 9 Feb 2000, Nate Carlson wrote:

> On Tue, 8 Feb 2000, Chris Williams wrote:
> > We have gotten to the point with a linux poptop configuration where we
> > should be able to connect using a Windows box without encryption.  Problem
> > is that I'm not sure what's going on with the pptpd.conf file.  Our
> > network is set up like this:
> > 
> > Linux box:
> > Other valid IP's not in use on the LAN:
> > 
> > Windows machine will dial into ISP then start the VPN connection. 
> > Connection appears to be ok but tcp/ip traffic doesn't appear to go
> > through the tunnel to the vpn but goes straight to the internet from the
> > windows machine.  I have included the pptpd.conf file and the pptpd.log
> > file.  I'm gonna go bald soon if someone doesn't help me figure this one
> > out. 
> > 
> > As for the client, we've installed the DUN40 update and I think it's clean
> > on the client end and that the server isn't working right...
> > The check boxes on the client are:
> > netbeui is off
> > ipx/spx is off
> > ip header compression is off
> > use default gw on remote network is off
> > 
> Chris,
> Can you please post more information? A dump of your pptpd.conf and log
> files would be very helpful. Also, what exactly are you trying to? Do you
> have a firewalled network behind the linux machine that you are trying to
> allow VPN access to? Or something else?
> -- 
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