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Date:      Wed, 12 Feb 2003 12:04:08 -0000
From:      "Jamie Heckford" <>
To:        <>
Cc:        <>
Subject:   PPPoEd + Poptop, problems with Win98 SE clients
Message-ID:  <000001c2d28e$d91bec30$5364a8c0@jamieheckford>

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I am having an odd problem with PPPoEd + Poptop. I have set the box up
as a simple VPN server for Windows based clients using the builtin PPTP
client. Works fine on Windows ME, 2000, XP.

However.. Windows 98 is a different story. I have applied the DUN 1.4
upgrades to this machine but still no joy. My ppp.conf looks like this:

Set ifaddr 
Enable proxy 
Enable utmp 
Disable passwdauth 
Enable lqr
Set cd 5! 
Accept dns
Enable mschapv2 mppe 
Disable deflate pred1 
Deny deflate pred1 
Set mppe 128 * 
Set timeout 0 
Set mru max 1400 
Set mtu max 1400 
Set mppe 128 stateless

And in my pptpd.conf....

Speed 115200

When the Win98 SE client connects, first off it moaned about various
different things. Disbaling software compression seemed to sort that
out, and it managed to connect. However, when it connects it cannot
communicate with anything on the network. I cant even
ping the inside interface of the VPN router.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

I would really appreciate it as otherwise im going to have to replace
the BSD box with a Win2K one.... Which I *definatly* do not want to

FreeBSD version on the vpn router:

FreeBSD 4.7-STABLE #2: Thu Jan 23 16:13:38 GMT 2003

Many Thanks,

Jamie Heckford
Network Manager
Trident Microsystems Ltd.

t: +44(0)1737-780790
f: +44(0)1737-771908

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