Provided by: pptpd_1.2.3-1_i386
pptpd - PPTP VPN daemon
pptpd [ options ]
pptpd is the Poptop PPTP daemon, which manages tunnelled PPP
connections encapsulated in GRE using the PPTP VPN protocol. It may
contain features like IP address management and TCP wrappers if
Here we document the command line options. See pptpd.conf(5) for
configuration directives, IP address allocation, routing, and firewall
specifies that broadcasts received on the server’s internal
network interface should be relayed to the clients.
specifies the configuration file for pptpd (default
turns on debugging mode, causing more debugging messages to be
sent to syslog.
use pppd-program in place of the default pppd(8).
run in the foreground instead of detaching from terminal
display program usage.
do not send the client’s IP address to ip-up scripts (required
if you are using the pppd(8) ipparam option for some other
specifies the local interface IP address to listen on.
specifies that pptpd should specify an alternate configuration
file for the ppp daemon (the default is normally
/etc/ppp/options but may vary depending on your ppp daemon).
specifies an alternate location to store the process ID file
specifies that the speed baud should be passed to the ppp daemon
as the tty speed to use (in some cases this is ignored by the
specifies the number of seconds to wait for the first packet
before dropping the connection. This is a denial of service
update wtmp(5) as users connect and disconnect. See wtmp(1).
displays the current version of the pptp daemon.
Poptop is written by Matthew Ramsay <firstname.lastname@example.org>, David
Luyer <email@example.com>, Kevin Thayer <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Peter
Galbavy <Peter.Galbavy@knowledge.com> and others. Development has been
moved to SourceForge and worked on by Richard de Vroede
<email@example.com> since June 26, 2002.
Copyright © 1999 Matthew Ramsay and others.
Poptop is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later
Poptop is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License
for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with Poptop; see the file COPYING. If not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
The most recent version of Poptop is available for download from
SourceForge at http://sourceforge.net/projects/poptop.
pppd(8), pptpd(8), pptpd.conf(5).
24 May 2004 PPTPD(8)