PPTP pass through not working properly with 2 clients



  • I have two different PPTP clients on my network that need to be concurrently connected to a work VPN.  One client is Win7 Pro, the other Debian Linux.  They connect to the same VPN using different IP addresses.  This worked flawlessly with DD-WRT out of the box.  Both clients would stay connected for weeks at a time.  With pfSense 2.0 BETA5, however, the following behavior is observed on the Linux client only:

    1. [Re]Start PPTP ([poff], pon), connection succeeds, remote network is responsive
    2. Within 5-10 seconds, the remote network is unresponsive, pptp processes still running
    3. Restart PPTP (poff, pon), connection succeeds, remote network is responsive
    4. Within 18-24 hours, the remote network is once again unresponsive, pptp processes still running
    5. Repeat 1-4

    Other than using upnp and static outbound NAT (for Xbox Live), I'm pretty much a default configuration, but 1-5 occurred before I changed for Xbox Live anyway.  Any ideas before I resort to a watchdog script?



  • I've been experiencing this same problem since October and it now seems that they have a fix.  Just download the latest build and you should be fine.  Since the lastest upgrade my PPTP passthru connections have been working fine.



  • With latest snapshot you should not have anymore this issue.



  • Seems to be fixed with 1/19 build.  Thanks.


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