[pptp-server] A newbie query ...

MANOJ KUMAR RANA manoj.rana at tatainfotech.com
Tue May 7 02:21:56 CDT 2002

I tried looking into the archieves  for the problem and even reinstalled
the entire list of softwares ... as was there in posting "Ready to help
pptpd newbies" at this mailing list( including upgrading linux kernel
from 2.2.14 to 2.2.17) .... but to no help ??

By now I am able to make the VPN connection ( could see another device 
ppp1 in the 'ifconfig' entry ). But could neither ping to client from
server nor to server from win98 client. 
1. ipchains all permission ALLOWED.

my routing entries are:

Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use
Iface UH    0      0        0
ppp0 UH    0      0        0
ppp1   U     0      0        0
eth0       U     0      0        0 lo         UG    0      0        0

through ppp0 I am connecting to ISP.
And ppp1 is device for VPN connection ends.
eth0 is my local network's ( connection point

Where should I look from here ... any help?

Anything else required

With Best Regards,


> I replied to something like this yesterday.  Search the archives.
> Cheers,
> Steve
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MANOJ KUMAR RANA [mailto:manoj.rana at tatainfotech.com]
> Sent: Monday, 6 May 2002 12:30 PM
> To: pptp-server at lists.schulte.org
> Subject: [pptp-server] A newbie query ...
> Hi,
> I have a test environment setup using poptop server.
> My server is installed at a linux box which is connected to my LAN, and
> dials out to isp to get a outside recognisable IP. My client is on windows
> m/c and dials out to ISP.
> So both machines connect to internet through dialup, and Linux server is
> hooked to the LAN through its only network card.
> So far I have been able to dial up and successfully made the VPN
> connection ( As the server m/c created another PPP device for this
> connection ), but could not ping the server machine.
> Where I am going wrong. Any help will be appreciated.
> My intention is to connect to the server machine and then telnet to some
> local machine in the LAN from dialup windows client.
> So what are the normal steps for such a configuration.
> Any help will be greatly appreciated.
> With Best Regards,
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