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Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol setup


    pptpsetup --create <TUNNEL> --server <SERVER> [--domain <DOMAIN>]
              --username <USERNAME> [--password <PASSWORD>]
              [--encrypt] [--start]

    pptpsetup --delete <TUNNEL>


PPTP Client is a Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD client for the proprietary Microsoft Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol, PPTP.

This script configures PPTP Client on Linux.


--create TUNNEL

create a tunnel named TUNNEL

--delete TUNNEL

delete the file /etc/ppp/peers/TUNNEL and any lines from /etc/ppp/chap-secrets that contains “TUNNEL” as a single word

--server SERVER

the IP address or host name of the server

--domain DOMAIN

the authentication domain name (optional)

--username USERNAME

the username you are to use

--password PASSWORD

the password you are to use. If you don't specify a password, pptpsetup will ask for one.


whether encryption is required


whether the connection should be started after configuration.


Nelson Ferraz <nferraz at gmail.com>, based on James Cameron's PPTP Client Debian HOWTO.

See Also

PPTP Client Debian HOWTO


PPTP Client Diagnosis HOWTO



2021-07-23 perl v5.34.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation