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I am trying to setup a PPTP VPN server on Ubuntu Server 12.10. I had a few errors and by observing the logs, I managed to solve them.

Now, I get this error, and it seems I am not able to find a solution to it.

Here is the out put of tail -n 30 /var/log/syslog | grep -i ppp:

Jan  7 22:55:17 MyServer pptpd[32719]: CTRL: Starting call (launching pppd, opening GRE)
Jan  7 22:55:17 MyServer pptpd[32720]: CTRL (PPPD Launcher): program binary = /usr/sbin/pppd
Jan  7 22:55:17 MyServer pptpd[32720]: CTRL (PPPD Launcher): local address = 192.168.0.1
Jan  7 22:55:17 MyServer pptpd[32720]: CTRL (PPPD Launcher): remote address = 192.168.0.234
Jan  7 22:55:17 MyServer pppd[32720]: Plugin /usr/lib/pptpd/pptpd-logwtmp.so loaded.
Jan  7 22:55:17 MyServer pppd[32720]: pppd 2.4.5 started by root, uid 0
Jan  7 22:55:17 MyServer pppd[32720]: Using interface ppp0
Jan  7 22:55:17 MyServer pppd[32720]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/3
Jan  7 22:55:17 MyServer NetworkManager[1122]:    SCPlugin-Ifupdown: devices added (path: /sys/devices/virtual/net/ppp0, iface: ppp0)
Jan  7 22:55:17 MyServer NetworkManager[1122]:    SCPlugin-Ifupdown: device added (path: /sys/devices/virtual/net/ppp0, iface: ppp0): no ifupdown configuration found.
Jan  7 22:55:46 MyServer pptpd[32719]: CTRL: Reaping child PPP[32720]
Jan  7 22:55:46 MyServer pppd[32720]: Hangup (SIGHUP)
Jan  7 22:55:46 MyServer pppd[32720]: Modem hangup
Jan  7 22:55:46 MyServer pppd[32720]: Connection terminated.
Jan  7 22:55:46 MyServer NetworkManager[1122]:    SCPlugin-Ifupdown: devices removed (path: /sys/devices/virtual/net/ppp0, iface: ppp0)
Jan  7 22:55:46 MyServer pppd[32720]: Exit.

Can anyone help me with this?

Edit As I said my server is Ubuntu Server 12.10. Client is Kubuntu 12.10.
I have successfully set up a PPTP VPN server on CentOS 6, but I failed to do so on Ubuntu.

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marked as duplicate by Thomas W., guntbert, Eric Carvalho, qbi, Warren Hill Oct 25 '13 at 13:17

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I have the same problem when connecting to a Synology DS VPN Server which uses PPTP. Ubuntu 12.10 refuses to connect with the same error whereas it was working on Ubuntu 12.04... –  Huygens Jan 23 '13 at 10:36
    
I have the same problem on Linux Mint 14, which is based on Ubuntu 12.10. Has anyone found the solution to this please? –  Kave Mar 18 '13 at 5:58
    
Please have a look here askubuntu.com/questions/119534/… –  Qasim Jun 18 '13 at 13:59
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Use openvpn & you will configure VPN too easy on web interface. For ubuntu ( you can use it for any version)

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Not very useful answer. Ako seems to require PPTP and not OpenVPN. –  Huygens Jan 23 '13 at 10:35
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I can see this is probably a dead topic by now. But, if you are using ubuntu server, most people run into problems using Network Manager and forwarding. You can uninstall this and only leave your eth0 in the adapter list (/etc/network/interfaces). PPTP will manage the up/down events for you. I found pptpd-ubuntu-12-04-vps-fail2ban to be the best guide I have seen so far and it has some troubleshooting steps.

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