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VPN PPTP MPPE has started failing frequently lately.

asked 2013-06-05 23:24:32 -0500

Kevin M. gravatar image

Hi all,

I've had no change to my VPN/PPTP/MPPE configuration. I've been doing yum updates.

On both my Fedora 17 and Fedora 18 PC's, I can no longer connect. It seems it happened infrequently a while ago.

I'm guessing this might be: https: // since my /var/log/messages are similar.

Should I try getting older versions of ppp and pptp? How could I do that?


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answered 2013-06-06 05:12:32 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

You can downgrade your packages using the yum downgrade <packagename> command. If the bug has workarounds or updates, you could help them with it.

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answered 2013-07-04 23:38:02 -0500

Kevin M. gravatar image

The answer above was correct for doing the downgrade, but the problem turned out to be my router.

My LinkSys BEFSR81 V3 has pptp security. It was on. I had to turn it off and on again, and it has worked ever since.

I thought it was Fedora 17/18 since both my Windows XP and Windows XP virtual machine could connect to the VPN.

So not a Fedora 17/18 issue at all.


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