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As the title says, how can I set up a PPTP VPN without a localip? What I mean by this is I have an external ip (, but no local ip as this is a server hosted in a datacenter, each VPS has it's own IP.

I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.04, but I can easily switch over to whatever version is required for this. And for anyone wondering, my server is a VPS hosted by Linode.

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Possible Duplicate… – Qasim Jun 16 '13 at 2:25
Possible Duplicate – Rodrigo Martins Jun 16 '13 at 2:48
Have you requested them to add pptp module on your vps ? – Qasim Jun 16 '13 at 3:03
@Qasim, no that is not possible as I understand it, the point of a VPS is that I have complete root control of the VPS, and thus it is my job to install what I want installed. – scaru Jun 16 '13 at 3:51
@Qasim, there reply was about what I expected "Linode does not install any software or modules on Linodes once they are deployed, and our base images have very basic package groups with no extras that aren't needed for a basic Linux system. I hope this clears things up." So I need to install and configure it myself, which I have done many times, but everytime I get that same error. – scaru Jun 16 '13 at 21:41

You can just use the servers real external IP as its localip for the VPN.

If you think that won't work, or if it doesn't seem to be working, please clarify your question. Maybe add a diagram of how you want it set up.

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