How to set up Gaming VPN using PPTPD

TODO.

Working:

  • TCP/IP

Current problem(s):

  • Only one IPX connection is accepted
  • Sometimes you must reconnect because pptpd/pppd gets into somekind of loop

Server, Linux

Packing and authentication (except plain text) is not used because it eats bandwidth.

apt-get install pptpd ipx ipxripd

File: /etc/ppp/options

File contains only these lines:

lock
#debug

File: /etc/ppp/pptpd-options

File contains only these lines:

name pptpd
lock
nodefaultroute
nobsdcomp
# change to your own DNS
ms-dns 130.234.4.30
ms-dns 130.234.5.30
proxyarp
netmask 255.255.255.0
#IPX (todo)
ipx
ipx-network 4
ipx-node 1:0
ipx-routing 2
ipx-router-name Linux_router
ipxcp-accept-remote
# authentication:
noauth
nomppe
nomppe-40
nomppe-128
#debug

File: /etc/pptpd.conf

File contains only these lines:

option /etc/ppp/pptpd-options
logwtmp
localip 172.20.0.1
remoteip 172.20.0.2-254
# 'listen' is not required necessary
#listen 44.33.22.11

iptables

Run this:

echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_dynaddr

File: /etc/ppp/chap-secrets

Add all VPN users to this file

# client server password IP
# separated with tab
raspi pptpd awvb46bw7n "*"
testuser pptpd fgf4wty475 1.2.3.4

Debugging

  • /var/log/syslog
  • /proc/net/ipx/interface
  • /proc/net/ipx/route
  • /proc/net/ipx/socket
  • ip addr; ip route show table all; ip rule

Services:

  • /etc/init.d/pptpd <start|stop|restart>

  • /etc/init.d/ppp <start|stop|restart>

Client, Windows XP

  • Install IPX
  • Create VPN connection

VPN Settings (Windows)

Custom settings, check only PAP

VPN-type = PPTP-VPN

Negotiate multilink = ON

TCP/IP = don't use gateway


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Gaming_VPN_Using_PPTPD (last edited 2011-05-16 14:46:41 by jengelh)