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Manual Reference Pages  -  PPTPCTRL (8)

NAME

pptpctrl - PPTP control connection manager

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Files
Authors
Copyright
Availability

SYNOPSIS

pptpctrl pptp-debug-flag no-ipparam-flag ppp-options-value ppp-speed-value ppp-local-ip-value ppp-remote-ip-value [ pptp-call-id ] [ ppp-binary ] [ pptp-logwtmp ]

DESCRIPTION

pptpctrl is usually run by pptpd(8), but can also be run from inetd(8) if some of the features of pptpd(8), such as IP pool management, and inbuilt TCP wrappers, are not required.

OPTIONS

pptpctrl options are unconventional, as they are designed for use by pptpd(8) rather than users. The option order is critical. Flag options consist of a 0 or 1, and must be present. Value options consist of a 0, or a 1 followed by the value. Either the 0 or both the 1 and the value must be present. The remaining options are optional, but must be present in the defined order. The options are as follows:
pptp-debug-flag
  if set (1), enables debug messages to syslog from pptpctrl. This has no effect on the setting of the PPP debug option.
no-ipparam-flag
  if set, pptpctrl will not pass the client’s IP address to pppd(8) using the ipparam option. See the noipparam option in pptpd.conf(5).
ppp-options-value
  file to use for PPP options. See the file option in pppd(8).
ppp-speed-value
  value for the speed option given to pppd(8). Note that on Linux, this parameter is ineffective.
ppp-local-ip-value
  if set, specifies the IP address that pppd(8) is to use for the network interface on the server. If not set, pppd(8) will determine it based on options; usually it will be the ethernet address of the server.
ppp-remote-ip-value
  if set, specifies the IP address that pppd(8) is to use for the network interface on the client. If not set, pppd(8) will determine it based on options; usually it will be the ethernet address of the client, or an address given in chap-secrets. Must be set if ppp-local-ip-value is set.
pptp-call-id
  if present, specifies the call identification for the PPTP session. If omitted, the call identification is zero. Normally the ID is allocated by pptpd(8) and passed to pptpctrl.
ppp-binary
  if present, path to the PPP binary to use. If omitted, the default value is used.
pptp-logwtmp
  if present, specifies whether wtmp(5) should be updated as users connect and disconnect.

FILES

none.

AUTHORS

Poptop is written by Matthew Ramsay <matthewr@moreton.com.au>, David Luyer <luyer@ucs.uwa.edu.au>, Kevin Thayer <tmk@netmagic.net>, Peter Galbavy <Peter.Galbavy@knowledge.com> and others. Development has been moved to SourceForge and worked on by Richard de Vroede <r.devroede@linvision.com> since June 26, 2002.

COPYRIGHT

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 version.

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.

AVAILABILITY

The most recent version of Poptop is available for download from SourceForge at http://sourceforge.net/projects/poptop.

SEE ALSO

inetd(8), inetd.conf(5), pppd(8), pptpd(8), pptpd.conf(5), tcpd(8).
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