How to install a PPTP server on Debian GNU/Linux. We last tested this with Debian packages pptpd_1.4.0-10, and pptp-linux-1.8.0-1.
|Install the pptpd package from the Debian Project:|
Edit the file /etc/pptpd.conf for the IP address range, for example:
Note: see pptpd.conf(5) for more details on the other options.
|Note: you will need to restart pptpd to make changes to
Configure /etc/ppp/chap-secrets for the accounts, for example:
|# echo "username pptpd password *" >> /etc/ppp/chap-secrets|
Note: you do not need to restart pptpd, a change to chap-secrets is effective for the next connection.
Attempt a connection from a client. On successful connection, a new interface should be created (e.g. ppp0), and the remote IP address of the interface should be pingable. If so, the rest of your problems are likely to be routing.
Note: if you need to set up a Debian test client, see the PPTP Client Debian HOWTO. The test client cannot be on the same host, it doesn't work.
To diagnose faults, enable the options debug dump in /etc/ppp/pptpd-options. The change is effective on the next connection. The debug output goes to /var/log/debug, and the dump output and usual output to /var/log/messages.
If you need to adopt a source code change made in GIT after the version you are running, see our Applying patches to Debian pptpd page.
|2016-12-27||Reverify against current Debian packages.|
|2007-11-12||Add links to mailing lists.|
|2006-04-06||Add warning about /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/exim4.|
|2005-11-16||Skip MPPE kernel module if reader is using kernel 2.6.15-rc1 or later.|
|2005-08-08||Add patching reference.|
|2004-12-23||First draft, tested using Sarge.|