Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) is used in virtual private networks (VPN), or used by some ISPs as the client's connection protocol

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pptpd - address already in use

I am trying to use pptpd to setup a VPN server. When I run the following service pptpd restart tail /var/log/syslog The log contains the following error MGR: Couldn't create host socket ...
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pptpd in 16.04: can't establish the connection

I can install pptpd in 14.04 using this short (9 steps) script: https://github.com/MdNor/digital-ocean-pptp-vpn/blob/master/ubuntu But it doesn't work in 16.04: Windows client prints that it can't ...
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Connect to Putty Using VPN

When i was trying to connect Putty using Virtual Private Network (p p tp), i am getting below error: Server Unexpectedly closed (window). i got the specified IP address shell, and asked me to enter ...
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Setup hostnames for pptp clients instead of addresses

I have a pptp server and I want to setup a hostname (DNS entry) for the clients to use instead of IP addresses. I tried adding to my /etc/hosts file but that didn't seem to affect the pptp clients. ...
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Adding VPN to firewall UFW

I'm having trouble at work in connecting to the work VPN while Firewall (UFW) is active. When i disable it "sudo ufw disable", there are no problems. When it's on, when trying to connect I receive ...
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Cannot connect to PPTP VPN 14.04

I cannot seem to connect to my work's VPN, although the adminstrator assures me I have access. First, when I created the PPTP VPN, the error log in sudo tail -f /var/log/syslog listed Apr 13 ...
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Ubuntu is not accessible from LAN when ppp0 is up

I have successfully connected my Ubuntu server to a VPN server. Unfortunately, it is no longer accessible from inside of my LAN unless I kill the VPN connection. I use PPTP. What if I want a specific ...
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Limit bandwidth per PPTP user

I am new to Ubuntu and not an experienced command line user. Actually I have set up a PPTP server on a 14.04 LTS VPS. Now I am asking myself how I can limit the bandwidth for every user ...
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Cannot Connect to PPTP VPN

I set up a PPTP VPN server (insecure, I know, but this effort is primarily a learning experience) using PPTPD on a spare Ubuntu 15.10 desktop I had laying around, but am unable to connect to it from ...
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How do I force all traffic on a server through a VPN tunnel?

I have a server running as a VM inside a esxi host. (Ubuntu Server 15.10, 64 bit). It connects as a PPTP client to my DD-WRT VPN server that is located somewhere else. This is my ifconfig output: ...
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VPN (pptpd) connection fails: LCP: timeout sending Config requests

The host's and the client's syslog show this line: LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests And I did notice that this is has been discussed previously. I have taken the advice from other posts and ...
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Windows 10 PPTP VPN Server Ubuntu Client

I am able to connect my remote Ubuntu PC to my local Windows 10 server that is hosting the PPTP VPN. I can access the internet fine on the Ubuntu PC and the external IP matches the external IP of the ...
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Can not connect to my public IP

I'm still a linux newbie and did something wrong with pptp configuration and now I can not access my computer with public IP. I wanted to configure a pptp vpn for my computer with pptpd, but i ...
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Setting up PPP so VPN clients can access all subnets on the server

I have set up a simple PPTP using PPP on Ubuntu 14.04 using these [1] directions. I have an extra requirement that I don't see addressed in any Google searches I have made, however, and that is: My ...
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PPTP VPN Creation

I want to make a PPTP VPN connection that's free and does not require a download. I don't have any existing VPN. I want it to connect to Ubuntu as well as Mac OSX. What can I use? I have 14.04 Trusty ...
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terminal won't connect to vpn

I am using a pptp vpn but it seems that terminal can't connect to it. for example when I type this nothing will happen:ping 8.8.8.8 or download sth. I'm using ubuntu 14.04
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pptp VPN doesn't work after upgrading ubuntu Desktop from 15.04 to 15.1

to access the internet I need a pptp vpn connection to be established. It used to work with ubuntu 15.04 but when I upgraded it to 15.10 it constantly fails. it seems to be a problem with dns ...
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VPN PPTP connection can't keep stable for more than 10 seconds [14.04 LTS]

I'm trying to establish a VPN PPTP connection and I already done this, but the connection can't remain stable for more than 10 seconds. In the most of times the connection ends in one or two seconds. ...
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Route only HTTP(S) traffic through VPN

I have a ppp0 interface set up as a VPN tunnel using this guide. Now I need to route traffic on specific ports (80, 443) through the ppp0 interface. Ideally, if the VPN server is down, all the HTTP(S) ...
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ubuntu 14.04 established VPN connection with PPTP but the website is not open in browser

I have established VPN connection with Point-to-point tunneling protocol(PPTP). It is established successfully but the website is not open in the browser. Website is developed in ASP. In Windows ...
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How to fix PPTP split tunnel?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and it is fully updated. I have established the vpn connection to the host vpn server using Network Manager with PPTP. However, when I check the "use this connection ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 server PPTPD Server 1.3.4 not working

I created a new 15.04 server (had old server next to it to copy a lot of the old configuration). Most of it works great, but I can't get the PPTP server to work again. in my /etc/pptpd.conf file I ...
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Ping error for a specific IP in virtualbox

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on Virtualbox and connects to the Internet using a pppoe client. The network type is bridge on Virtualbox. I can access 4.2.2.4 and google.com servers but cannot ...
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Can't connect to PPTP VPN on Ubuntu, but can on Android phone

I've followed this tutorial https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PPTPServer to set up my PPTP VPN Server. I can connect to the VPN via my Android phone, the phone can browse the internet via VPN. But ...
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How to configure pptp VPN connection to connect to PPTP VPN server?

How can I install and configure a VPN connection in my local ubuntu 12.04, to connect to a VPN server using pptp?
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Connecting to a VPN only works from the login screen

I setup a new connection through network manager to my work's pptp VPN. When I'm logged into my account, when I select the VPN connection from the network manager applet it does nothing. The error I ...
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DNS routing after PPTP connection

I use a PPTP VPN to connect to my work's environment, but don't know how to configure DNS resolution the way it seems appropriate. When I connect via Network Manager I get two servers in ...
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Ubuntu PPTP VPN to Buffalo Router VPN,

With my Windows laptop, I would connect via PPTP VPN, it worked fine. Now, through Ubuntu 15.04, it connects, but disconnects again after about 30 seconds. You can see the IP that gets assigned via ...
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Cannot 'Ping' my server from client in PPTP VPN?

Recently i set up a server and a client using PPTP VPN . I can connect to the server,but cannot do anything else. I cannot Ping,SSH to the server from client and vice versa. For setting Iptables for ...
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How can I export all my VPN PPTP connections to known Ubuntu machines?

I have a lot of VPN connections and wonder how can I ease the process of exporting or entering them all at once (about 50) to any of my Ubuntu machines. There should be an application for ...
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PPTP VPN connection failed after 1-2 min (14.04)

My pptp vpn connection always failed after 1-2mins I'm try solving it by http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2222063 and also check the "Use point-to-point encryption" box. but its still failed ...
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PPTP VPN not working on Ubuntu 15.04, but works on Ubuntu 14.04/10

I occasionally need to VPN to my work's network which is an all Windows shop. The VPN protocol we use is PPTP. I have been running Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 (Unity) for about a year, and did not have any ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 has very poor PPTP connectivity

Under my university circumstances, I should connect to a PPTP VPN to access to the Internet. Thus a high perfomace and bug-free PPTP client is a essence for me. When I was using Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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14.04: Clicking a VPN connection in the network icon menu does nothing

This is identical to (Open VPN connection doesnt work after reboot Ubuntu 14.04) with the one exception that it is a PPTP connection and not OpenVPN. Usually when I click a connection in the menu the ...
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VPN SSTP support in ubuntu network manager … [ubuntu 15.04, 64bits]

I've downloaded these DEB packages from http://sourceforge.net/projects/sstp-client/ libsstp-client0_1.0.9_amd64.deb sstp-client_1.0.9_amd64.deb network-manager-sstp_0.9.8.8-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
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Ubuntu server connect to VPN

How do I connect to an external pptp VPN with my Ubuntu server machine? All I can find is tutorials either for Ubuntu Desktop or using Ubuntu Server as the VPN server.
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Server - connect to existing PPTP vpn and serve web traffic over vpn

I need to extend access to my database backed application to remote members of my team. This application is hosted on an Ubuntu server. Some of the data we're storing is protected by a contract ...
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PPTP VPN in ubuntu cannot connect

I use ubuntu 14.04,Today when I connect to my pptp vpn,it failed;And I do not know how to do it. I see the following messages in /var/log/syslog: Apr 14 12:20:29 Lenovo-G470-ubuntu ...
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14.04 - Unable to connect Windows PPTP VPN

I am trying to connect a Windows PPTP VPN. I created VPN connection through the Network configuration in the Settings. I configured VPN credentials such as gateway, username and password. Nothing ...
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VPN Not working, PPtP

today I was trying to set up a VPN. I have all the credentials and everything entered, but every time I try to connect, it says this. Here are the pictures for the steps I take to recreate this ...
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Problems with VPN PPTP

I'm having trouble connect to vpn's public pptp, I can not connect smoothly and sail well on the internet about the vpn, so that after a while I can not browse web page no, my syslog file contains ...
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PPTP client doesn't connect by command line

I need to connect to a PPTP VPN in reason to access some machines via SSH. The machine I'm using to this is a Ubuntu 14.04 Server. I set up /etc/ppp/peers/vpn like this: pty "pptp 1.2.3.4 ...
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PPTP VPN connection always fails

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. And I'm trying to use the VPN service of bestfreevpn.com using PPTP protocol. Previously I've tried some other free VPN services and I can't seem to connect to any of them. I ...
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PPTP VPN Ubuntu 14.04 Server Win 7 Client Issues

So I have been googleing this for 2 weeks, and I keep failing on this problem. I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server running a PPTP VPN server (I have to use PPTP, no choice to move to a different VPN). I'm ...
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How to fix error : starting the service porviding the vpn connection failed

I'am using Kubuntu .I want to create pptp VPN connection based on the instruction that was given to me from network manager. But the given error was appeared each time. ‌Below are the screenshots ...
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PPTP VPN Server Unable to load pages

So, I can connect to my VPN fine, but I am unable to access any webpages and 'ping (website)' doesn't work either. If you need any files, ask. Any ideas? I realise that there is not a lot of info here ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS - PPTPD fails to start

I need some help here setting up my VPN. Everything is configured properly, but pptpd server fails to start. Here's what happens: # /etc/init.d/pptpd status * /usr/sbin/pptpd is not running # ...
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How to change pptp vpn remote password 12.04

I'm looking for a way to change my pptp VPN connection password on the remote server, is there any way to do this? I know that from windows if the password expires the connection automatically prompt ...
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Connect to multiple PPTP VPN connections

I need to connect to two VPN connections at the same time, but it seems like it is not possible. Any workarounds?
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VPN PPTP disconnects after a random period of time

I can't seem to keep my VPN connection alive. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on a Toshiba Protege R30-A-17E. The VPN connection just dies out after a random period of time no matter if I'm using it or ...