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Re: PPTP client
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: PPTP client
- From: Okan Demirmen <okan_(_at_)_demirmen_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 15:51:24 -0400
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On Fri 2005.09.30 at 14:51 -0700, Peter Bako wrote:
> I have a situation where I need to connect an OpenBSD box to a MS Windows
> PPTP server (yep, I know it is not secure, but in this case I have no choice
> in the matter).
> After looking around the net I found myself at
> http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/. So I downloaded, complied and installed
> the program and tried to connect to my test box. (Also complied a custom
> kernel using the GENERIC files with only the pseudo-device GRE line
> commented out.) There aren't any OpenBSD specific instructions on the site,
> but reading the generic docs, as well as the docs for NetBSD, the PPTP man
> pages, etc. I think I have enough to get started. However when I try to
> connect up I get nothing but a list of errors (connection timed out, could
> not open connection, etc.) I know the path from my OpenBSD box to the test
> server is correct, because if I plug my Win2k laptop in it is able to
> successfully connect to the server.
> As far as I can tell the problem is a lack of MPPE support either in the
> Kernel or in PPP. However I cannot find any information on how to get this
> support onto an OpenBSD system.
> Has anyone gotten PPTP-client to work on an OpenBSD box and if yes, would
> you be kind enough to send me some steps or any other info on how you did
the pptp port used to use pppd(8), which does not have mppe and other
gue. the -current port has switched to userland ppp(8), which has all
the gue needed for certain(tm) pptp servers. if you want to use it on
pre -current, look the -current port to see how to enable userland
ppp(8) instead (i.e. not officially supported ;).
don't mess with GENERIC - just set net.inet.gre.allow=1
and yes, it works - been using it with userland ppp(8) for a while now.