man pptpd Command

Man page for apt-get pptpd Command

Man Page for pptpd in Linux

Ubuntu Man Command : man pptpd

Man Pptpd  Command

This tutorial shows the man page for man pptpd in linux.

Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man pptpd

Result of the Command Execution shown below:

PPTPD(8)                                                                                                                                                    PPTPD(8)

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 compiled in.

Here we document the command line options. See pptpd.conf(5) for configuration directives, IP address allocation, routing, and firewall rules.

b| bcrelay internal interface
specifies that broadcasts received on the server's internal network interface should be relayed to the clients.

c| conf conf file
specifies the configuration file for pptpd (default /etc/pptpd.conf)

d| debug
turns on debugging mode, causing more debugging messages to be sent to syslog.

e| ppp pppd program
use pppd program in place of the default pppd(8).

f| fg
run in the foreground instead of detaching from terminal

h| help
display program usage.

i| noipparam
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 purpose).

l| listen x.x.x.x
specifies the local interface IP address to listen on.

o| option ppp conf file
specifies that pptpd should specify an alternate configuration file for the ppp daemon (the default is normally /etc/ppp/options but may vary depend Äê
ing on your ppp daemon).

p| pidfile pid file
specifies an alternate location to store the process ID file (default /var/run/

s| speed baud
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 ppp daemon).

t| stimeout seconds
specifies the number of seconds to wait for the first packet before dropping the connection. This is a denial of service protection feature.

w| logwtmp
update wtmp(5) as users connect and disconnect. See wtmp(1).

C| connections n
limits the number of client connections that may be accepted. Corresponds to the connections option in pptpd.conf. If pptpd is allocating IP
addresses (e.g. delegate is not used) then the number of connections is also limited by the remoteip option in pptpd.conf.

D| delegate
delegates the allocation of client IP addresses to pppd(8). Without this option, which is the default, pptpd manages the list of IP addresses for
clients and passes the next free address to pppd. With this option, pptpd does not pass an address, and so pppd may use radius or chap secrets to
allocate an address.

v| version
displays the current version of the pptp daemon.


To turn on debugging, add 'debug' to /etc/pptpd.conf and your PPP options file, and restart pptpd.

Typically the PPP options file is options.pptpd in /etc/ppp, though on some distributions it may be pptpd options. Use your package manager to find it, e.g.
'rpm ql pptpd | grep options' or 'dpkg listfiles pptpd | grep options'.

You may need to configure syslogd to catch debug messages. e.g. edit /etc/syslog.conf and add something similar to the example below, then restart syslogd.

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