RE: pptp client behind firewall
I am not familiar with iptables syntax, but you need to open ports 1723 and
port 43 through to your pptp server.
From: Kevin Buhr [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 12:26 PM
To: Greg MATTHEWS
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: Re: pptp client behind firewall
Kevin Buhr <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Greg MATTHEWS <G.Matthews@cs.ucl.ac.uk> writes:
> > I have a linux server setup with pptpd which appears to be working ok
> > 1723 is definitely open) but i'm having trouble connecting to it from
> > my firewall - a debian pentium running stable using iptables.
> You have my sympathies.
Someone pointed out to me in email that there's a userspace
"pptpproxy" daemon (not Debianized yet) that you can run on the
firewall to tunnel PPTP connections. I've never tried it myself, but
it would undoubtedly be much simpler to set up if it does what you
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