PPTP connection failing?

Connection sharing, Firewall, Samba..etc
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
harryajh
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu May 19, 2016 11:25 am

PPTP connection failing?

Postby harryajh » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:50 am

Hi, running LM 17.3 on 2 different PCs and and trying to connect using PPTP to my PureVPN account - 1 works fine the other fails and I cannot see for the life of me, why it’s failing

I’ve checked the connection settings a million time and both are identical to the tutorial https://support.purevpn.com/pptp-config ... format=pdf

Does this system log of the failed one mean anything to anyone?

Code: Select all

26/11/2017 11:04:00   linuxmint2   wpa_supplicant[1370]   wlan0: CTRL-EVENT-SCAN-STARTED
26/11/2017 11:04:04   linuxmint2   NetworkManager[1265]   <info> Starting VPN service 'pptp'...
26/11/2017 11:04:04   linuxmint2   NetworkManager[1265]   <info> VPN service 'pptp' started (org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.pptp), PID 20765
26/11/2017 11:04:04   linuxmint2   NetworkManager[1265]   <info> VPN service 'pptp' appeared; activating connections
26/11/2017 11:04:04   linuxmint2   NetworkManager[1265]   <info> VPN plugin state changed: starting (3)
26/11/2017 11:04:04   linuxmint2   NetworkManager[1265]   <info> VPN connection 'PureVPN PPTP' (Connect) reply received.
26/11/2017 11:04:04   linuxmint2   pppd[20766]   Plugin /usr/lib/pppd/2.4.5/nm-pptp-pppd-plugin.so loaded.
26/11/2017 11:04:04   linuxmint2   pppd[20766]   pppd 2.4.5 started by root, uid 0
26/11/2017 11:04:04   linuxmint2   pppd[20766]   Using interface ppp0
26/11/2017 11:04:04   linuxmint2   pppd[20766]   Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/4
26/11/2017 11:04:04   linuxmint2   pptp[20771]   nm-pptp-service-20765 log[main:pptp.c:314]: The synchronous pptp option is NOT activated
26/11/2017 11:04:04   linuxmint2   NetworkManager[1265]      SCPlugin-Ifupdown: devices added (path: /sys/devices/virtual/net/ppp0, iface: ppp0)
26/11/2017 11:04:04   linuxmint2   NetworkManager[1265]      SCPlugin-Ifupdown: device added (path: /sys/devices/virtual/net/ppp0, iface: ppp0): no ifupdown configuration found.
26/11/2017 11:04:04   linuxmint2   NetworkManager[1265]   <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/ppp0: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
26/11/2017 11:04:04   linuxmint2   pptp[20785]   nm-pptp-service-20765 log[ctrlp_rep:pptp_ctrl.c:251]: Sent control packet type is 1 'Start-Control-Connection-Request'
26/11/2017 11:04:04   linuxmint2   pptp[20785]   nm-pptp-service-20765 log[ctrlp_disp:pptp_ctrl.c:739]: Received Start Control Connection Reply
26/11/2017 11:04:04   linuxmint2   pptp[20785]   nm-pptp-service-20765 log[ctrlp_disp:pptp_ctrl.c:773]: Client connection established.
26/11/2017 11:04:05   linuxmint2   pptp[20785]   nm-pptp-service-20765 log[ctrlp_rep:pptp_ctrl.c:251]: Sent control packet type is 7 'Outgoing-Call-Request'
26/11/2017 11:04:05   linuxmint2   pptp[20785]   nm-pptp-service-20765 log[ctrlp_disp:pptp_ctrl.c:858]: Received Outgoing Call Reply.
26/11/2017 11:04:05   linuxmint2   pptp[20785]   nm-pptp-service-20765 log[ctrlp_disp:pptp_ctrl.c:897]: Outgoing call established (call ID 0, peer's call ID 20633).
26/11/2017 11:04:21   linuxmint2   kernel   [22366.626358] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlan0 OUT= MAC=0c:84:dc:a8:d4:c3:90:21:06:cb:24:64:08:00 SRC=83.170.114.2 DST=192.168.0.134 LEN=60 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=122 ID=13483 PROTO=47
26/11/2017 11:04:23   linuxmint2   kernel   [22368.645220] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlan0 OUT= MAC=0c:84:dc:a8:d4:c3:90:21:06:cb:24:64:08:00 SRC=83.170.114.2 DST=192.168.0.134 LEN=88 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=122 ID=14532 PROTO=47
26/11/2017 11:04:24   linuxmint2   kernel   [22369.633071] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlan0 OUT= MAC=0c:84:dc:a8:d4:c3:90:21:06:cb:24:64:08:00 SRC=83.170.114.2 DST=192.168.0.134 LEN=60 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=122 ID=15531 PROTO=47
26/11/2017 11:04:27   linuxmint2   kernel   [22372.666559] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlan0 OUT= MAC=0c:84:dc:a8:d4:c3:90:21:06:cb:24:64:08:00 SRC=83.170.114.2 DST=192.168.0.134 LEN=88 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=122 ID=18124 PROTO=47
26/11/2017 11:04:30   linuxmint2   kernel   [22375.657776] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlan0 OUT= MAC=0c:84:dc:a8:d4:c3:90:21:06:cb:24:64:08:00 SRC=83.170.114.2 DST=192.168.0.134 LEN=60 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=122 ID=20664 PROTO=47
26/11/2017 11:04:31   linuxmint2   kernel   [22376.656487] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlan0 OUT= MAC=0c:84:dc:a8:d4:c3:90:21:06:cb:24:64:08:00 SRC=83.170.114.2 DST=192.168.0.134 LEN=88 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=122 ID=21321 PROTO=47
26/11/2017 11:04:33   linuxmint2   kernel   [22378.679932] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlan0 OUT= MAC=0c:84:dc:a8:d4:c3:90:21:06:cb:24:64:08:00 SRC=83.170.114.2 DST=192.168.0.134 LEN=60 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=122 ID=24522 PROTO=47
26/11/2017 11:04:35   linuxmint2   kernel   [22380.647756] [UFW BLOCK] IN=wlan0 OUT= MAC=0c:84:dc:a8:d4:c3:90:21:06:cb:24:64:08:00 SRC=83.170.114.2 DST=192.168.0.134 LEN=88 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=122 ID=25576 PROTO=47
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   pppd[20766]   LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   pppd[20766]   Connection terminated.
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   avahi-daemon[1127]   Withdrawing workstation service for ppp0.
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   NetworkManager[1265]   <warn> VPN plugin failed: 1
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   NetworkManager[1265]      SCPlugin-Ifupdown: devices removed (path: /sys/devices/virtual/net/ppp0, iface: ppp0)
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   pppd[20766]   Modem hangup
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   pptp[20771]   nm-pptp-service-20765 warn[decaps_hdlc:pptp_gre.c:204]: short read (-1): Input/output error
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   pptp[20771]   nm-pptp-service-20765 warn[decaps_hdlc:pptp_gre.c:216]: pppd may have shutdown, see pppd log
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   NetworkManager[1265]   <warn> VPN plugin failed: 1
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   pppd[20766]   Exit.
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   pptp[20785]   nm-pptp-service-20765 log[callmgr_main:pptp_callmgr.c:234]: Closing connection (unhandled)
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   pptp[20785]   nm-pptp-service-20765 log[ctrlp_rep:pptp_ctrl.c:251]: Sent control packet type is 12 'Call-Clear-Request'
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   pptp[20785]   nm-pptp-service-20765 log[call_callback:pptp_callmgr.c:79]: Closing connection (call state)
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   NetworkManager[1265]   <warn> VPN plugin failed: 1
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   NetworkManager[1265]   <info> VPN plugin state changed: stopped (6)
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   NetworkManager[1265]   <info> VPN plugin state change reason: 0
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   NetworkManager[1265]   <info> Policy set 'CCSWIRELESS' (wlan0) as default for IPv4 routing and DNS.
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   NetworkManager[1265]   <info> Policy set 'CCSWIRELESS' (wlan0) as default for IPv6 routing and DNS.
26/11/2017 11:04:36   linuxmint2   NetworkManager[1265]   <warn> error disconnecting VPN: Could not process the request because no VPN connection was active.
26/11/2017 11:04:41   linuxmint2   NetworkManager[1265]   <info> VPN service 'pptp' disappeared

many thanks in advance
Last edited by WharfRat on Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Added code tag

nanohead
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:34 pm

Re: PPTP connection failing?

Postby nanohead » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:37 pm

I'm having the identical problem with the exact same VPN provider. Basically, nothing works.

I've tried PPTP, OpenVPN with both UDP and TCP, and nothing works.

Seems like a local Linux issue actually, as I can get in from my windows machine that is sitting right next to the linux machine


Return to “Other networking topics”