I ma having a problem with PPTP where the service fails to start. I posted previously on this but didn’t get a response so perhaps I’ll try another avenue. I am relatively new to Linux but do know my way around and I suspect that there is something in the configuration file/scripts that is not working. In particular I think that the PPTP password is not being passed on as that is what the log is indicating and everytime I go through network manager to check the connection the password is gone. Does anyone where this password would be stored and from which files it would be referenced?
On 2012-03-13 00:16, exponent wrote:
> Does anyone where this password would be stored and from which files it
> would be referenced?
I’m not familiar with it, but there is a /etc/pptp.d/ directory.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)
Depends on the PPTP manager being used.
Missed your previous post, recommend referencing that post or detailing here exactly the steps you’re attempting.
The most common mistake made is to not understand that PPTP is a <secondary> network connection and hence cannot be made unless and until a working primary network connection has been made completely.
FWIW, I use a VPN to connect to company storage and network monitoring servers. I’m using KDE 4.6.5 and the associated network management plasmoid to manage my wireless and VPN connectivity. (AFAIU, if using KDE, you need to use kwallet to manage any associated authentication passphrases). I think this is the cause of many misunderstood authentication issues.