Installing and configuring PPTP VPN on XEN VPS (debian/CentOS)

This tutorials will help you to install PPTP vpn on Xen vps.

PPTP installation:

Debian

CentOS

Configuration:

Open /etc/pptpd.conf and add following 2 lines

Replace 123.123.123.123 with public ip of your vps

Now open /etc/ppp/options.pptpd and add dns server ip

8.8.8.8 is google public dns, you can use your host dns server or opendns dns ips

Now set client username/password to connect to your vpn. For this, open /etc/ppp/chap-secrets and add your vpn client username and password in following format

Press TAB button where TAB in above command

If you want to assign a static ip to your customer, then you can add this ip at the end instead of *

Your pptp vpn is ready to use, but now you need to enable ipv4 forwarding in your vps

Open /etc/sysctl.conf and uncomment

Run

And add iptables rules to forward traffic of local ips to Internet gateway which is the public ip of your vps

Start pptpd service

Now configure your vpn client and try to connect it and enjoy happy connecting 🙂

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