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HowTo Setup VPN Server On Debian 5.0 Lenny

February 18, 2009 7 comments

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Setting Up VPN Server On Debian 5.0 Lenny

1. Install pptpd
apt-get install pptpd

2. Enable IP Forwarding

edit /etc/sysctl.conf, uncomment following
#net.ipv4.ip_forward=1

3. Configure pptpd
Edit /etc/pptpd.conf
Add local ip (server’s ip) and remote ips (range of ips which can be offered to clients)
e.g.
localip 10.0.0.1
remoteip 10.0.0.21-40,10.0.0.51

4. Configure DNS Servers
Edit /etc/ppp/pptpd-options
Add dns servers to ms-dns
e.g.
ms-dns 125.17.130.129
ms-dns 208.91.169.198

5. Add Users Authentication to /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
# Secrets for authentication using CHAP
# client    server    secret            IP addresses
test        pptpd    test            *

6. Restart pptp daemon
/etc/init.d/pptpd restart

7. Open  tcp  port  1723 on your router/firewall to be able to  connect to the vpn server from the world.

8.  Test Connection

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