Solved

got error 868 when setting up a pptp vpn server on CentOS

Posted on 2014-10-03
1
390 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-01
I am setting up a pptp vpn server on a CentOS system. I configured the pptpd service and it's running. Do I need configure the pptp service on all other servers.

Basically, I am following this classic article for this project:  

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-setup-your-own-vpn-with-pptp


[root@nagiosvm ~]# service pptpd status
pptpd (pid  5546) is running...
vpn-error.png
0
Comment
Question by:Jason Yu
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
Duncan Roe earned 500 total points
ID: 40361729
Do I need configure the pptp service on all other servers. You mean clients here, don't you? Clients must be able to resolve the server name to an IP address. I would suggest you install a DNS server (e.g. on your VPN server ) and have the client systems use that DNS (you specify the DNS address numerically).
Alternatively, I believe Windows systems do have a hosts file or its equivalent - on each client you could configure the VPN server address therein.
In the client configuration, you may be able to configure the server address in dotted quad notation - that should work straight away.
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Little introduction about CP: CP is a command on linux that use to copy files and folder from one location to another location. Example usage of CP as follow: cp /myfoder /pathto/destination/folder/ cp abc.tar.gz /pathto/destination/folder/ab…
I. Introduction There's an interesting discussion going on now in an Experts Exchange Group — Attachments with no extension (http://www.experts-exchange.com/discussions/210281/Attachments-with-no-extension.html). This reminded me of questions tha…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

710 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question