[pptp-server] pptp without ppp

Lillian Kulhanek Lillian.Kulhanek at energy.on.ca
Mon Sep 18 18:15:06 CDT 2000

Hi all,

Does pptp require ppp to function?

Most implementations I've been reading of pptp assume a modem or ISDN line
for ppp.  Can I use another ethernet card instead?  See, we'll be going
fibre soon, so our connection will be another lan card on the gateway to the
isp's box in the basement with the fibre connection.

Most of the documentation I've read about assumes the pptp server to be on
the same machine as the machine that connects to the internet.  If it's
behind this machine, is ppp still necessary, ie. does pptp require it?

(Another reason I want to do this is because, until we upgrade to fibre, I
have to test using the modem connection, but diald-0.99-1-2 doesn't work for
kernels 2.2.16 and 2.2.16-3 (for me anyway).  For both machines I have
errors such as tcp.ssl errors and cannot find module tap 0, tap 1, etc.  off
topic, but anyone got a clue?)

Is there any documentation anywhere for this type of scenario?  If there is,
please point me towards it.

Thanks in advance.


PS, if there isn't documentation, I'll take whatever I can get, put together
what I can, and contribute for a change.  :)

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