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PPTP Client

PPTP Client allows you to connect to a PPTP server from a Linux box. It sets up a PPTP call, after which the PPP daemon establishes a PPP link over that PPTP call. The client can access PPTP-based VPNs. Besides remote access to internal corporate networks, some CATV and ADSL ISPs are using PPTP to provide Internet access to their customers.

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  •  14 May 2005 13:22

    No changes have been submitted for this release.

    •  04 Mar 2003 09:54

      Release Notes: Some bugs were fixed.

      •  08 May 2001 20:33

        Release Notes: This version has mostly bug fixes, some in pptp-command and some in GRE decapsulation. The GRE fixes should improve performance and connection reliability. It also adds a --phone switch to work with DSL providers who require a "phone number" inside the GRE call. ppp-mppe is now based on ppp-2.4.0 (which means it will work with 2.4.x kernels). It also now boasts a new, more robust system for building the kernel modules that should cut down on people finding unresolved symbols. It also has some mppe decryption bug fixes.

        •  28 Dec 2000 22:14

          Release Notes: New RPMs, integration of Debian's bugfixes, and a new Perl script to setup/start/stop pptp calls

          Recent comments

          10 Nov 2002 17:02 tooraweenah

          Re: Cannot run in Mandrake 9.0

          > I cannot get this to function in Mandrake 9.0 either... at first I get the insecure dependency error, then all other attempts to use it result in timeouts. And yeah, I have the latest version :)

          Please read the web site (http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/) for the project, the documentation (http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/documentation.phtml) section has a Diagnosis HOWTO (http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/howto-diagnosis.phtml) that describes solutions to most problems reported. Insecure dependency error (http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/howto-diagnosis.phtml#insecure_dependency) is one such.

          After that, use the project mailing list archives (http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_id=773) to check for others who have had the same problem, or post to the mailing list (http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/contact.phtml) yourself. We don't monitor the freshmeat comments list as if it is a support forum.

          08 Nov 2002 17:10 Vermyndax

          Cannot run in Mandrake 9.0
          I cannot get this to function in Mandrake 9.0 either... at first I get the insecure dependency error, then all other attempts to use it result in timeouts. And yeah, I have the latest version :)

          30 Aug 2002 19:23 tooraweenah

          Re: Works great

          > log[decaps_gre:pptp_gre.c:215]: short read (4294967295): Protocol not available

          Yes, on the same machine or on a slow client connected over a short fast link to a fast server, this will happen. It was caused by not binding the GRE socket before making the connection to the server.


          It was fixed in CVS as of 2002-08-07.


          http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/pptpclient/howto-diagnosis.phtml#read_eproto (http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/pptpclient/howto-diagnosis.phtml#read_eproto)


          James

          26 Jun 2002 22:04 Willis

          Re: Works great
          What kernel are you using?
          i've been running a pptp server on a patched 2.4.7-10 kernel and it works fine, but when i try a client on the same machine i get the error message:
          log[decaps_gre:pptp_gre.c:215]: short read (4294967295): Protocol not available
          and the connection is unsuccessful.
          I couldn't find anything relevant in the diagnosis section but i found a posting on a newsgroup from a guy with the same error and apparently it's kernel-related.
          any tips would be appreciated

          12 Feb 2002 19:56 tooraweenah

          Re: Can't Install with RedHat 7.2 Kernel 2.4.7-10
          The development team is working to rebuild the packages against later kernels, and would welcome assistance. Please join the project if you are able to assist.


          In the meantime, the solution posted 10th February 2002 on the pptpclient-devel mailing list was to rpm --rebuild the ppp-mppe source package, and then install with --nodep.

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