[pptp-server] Help setting up PPTP

Dwight Lee admin at fontanus.com
Mon Jan 7 11:04:01 CST 2002

Hey Steve,

Thanks for the reply.  I do have users and passwords listed in my
/etc/ppp/chap-secrets file.  I'll play with the firewall configuration some
to see if that helps, but I was curious why I would get that error about not
being able to find a suitable password.

Dwight Lee
Fontanus, Inc.

Phone:  201-239-7770 ext. 101         155 2nd Street
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dwight Lee [mailto:admin at fontanus.com]
> Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 10:46 PM
> To: pptp-server at lists.schulte.org
> Cc: dwight at fontanus.com
> Subject: [pptp-server] Help setting up PPTP
> Hi all,
> I was wondering if anyone out there might know how to solve this
> problem.  I'm trying to set up the following server:
> ---------------- Log File Output --------------------------
> Jan  4 13:05:03 pluto kernel: PPP generic driver version 2.4.1
> Jan  4 13:05:03 pluto pppd[3539]: The remote system is required to
> authenticate itself
> Jan  4 13:05:03 pluto pppd[3539]: but I couldn't find any suitable
> secret (password) for it to use to do so.

Have you added your username/password to /etc/ppp/chap-secrets????

> Jan  4 13:05:03 pluto pptpd[3538]: Error reading from pppd:
> Input/output error
> Jan  4 13:05:03 pluto pptpd[3538]: CTRL: GRE read or PTY write failed
> (gre,pty)=(6,5)

Is there possibly a firewall rule blocking the GRE protocol (47)?

Steve Cowles

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