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Date:      Sat, 10 Sep 2011 07:45:38 +0200
From:      Daniel Hartmeier <>
To:        Mario Lobo <>
Subject:   Re: VPN  problem
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On Fri, Sep 09, 2011 at 04:46:15PM -0300, Mario Lobo wrote:

> Any suggestions?

Unlike most commercial NAT devices, pf is not aware of payload in PPTP
packets, which means it only supports a single PPTP connection between
your single external home addresses and the constant public work address
(i.e. demultiplexing incoming PPTP packets to the right local client is
based solely on IP adresses, and not any information inside the PPTP
payload, like a session ID or such).

Run pfctl -ss on the home NAT box and check that there is no unexpected
prior PPTP (GRE) state when you try to open yours.

If this is the problem, you can try a PPTP proxy. Or, yes, try ipfw,
but I think it's not PPTP payload-aware, either.

More details in an old thread

If this is not the problem, you'll have to provide more details, like
tcpdump on the pf NAT box (on both external and internal interfaces)
while trying to establish a connection, run pfctl -vvss, pfctl -si
before and after, use 'set debug misc' and watch /var/log/messages, etc.


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