|Summary:||Feature Request: pptp|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Thomas Antony <thomas>|
|Component:||distribution||Assignee:||Bill Nottingham <notting>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Bill Nottingham <notting>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2005-10-04 20:55:04 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Thomas Antony 2004-08-17 11:24:43 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616 Description of problem: Some ISP's uses the pptp protocol to establish a VPN tunnel for their DSL. A pptp package is missing in the Fedora distribution and those users can't get online. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Format your harddrive and forget to save the pptp rpm on a disk. Additional info: http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/
Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2004-08-31 10:38:33 UTC
I am sorry, but there is no pptp support in the kernel. Closing as "NOT A BUG".
Comment 2 Thomas Antony 2004-08-31 19:02:11 UTC
What do you mean with "there is no pptp support in the kernel"? I agree with you if you mean mppe support in the kernel, but this is not needed for this ISP's because they use CHAP or PAP for authentication. For example the mppe support is needed if you want to connnect to a windows server where only the 128bit encryption is available and therefore you must patch the kernel. A good howto for Fedora Core 2 is http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/howto-fedora-core-2.phtml and here http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/#download are already to use rpm's. So everything what have to be done is to add the pptp client package to the core of fedora. It is really annoying and frustrating if you install Fedora and can't get online because you must download pptp from the internet!
Comment 3 Thomas Woerner 2004-09-09 14:43:59 UTC
Ok, assigning to distribution as feature request.
Comment 4 Thomas Antony 2005-04-23 20:20:00 UTC
Hi. FC4 is not really far away and there is still no pptp-client rpm in FC4-test2. What happened till now?
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2005-04-25 16:33:39 UTC
Nothing has happened on this so far.
Comment 6 David L. 2005-05-22 15:36:40 UTC
I need a VPN client to connect to my company's Microsoft VPN server. I've had some success using the pptp client at http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/. But the procedure to add it is a six step process that includes adding DKMS (Dynamic Kernel Module Support), a PPP MPPE DKMS RPM, a PPTP client and some configuration and GUI stuff. It would be great if this stuff was just part of the FC* releases! Comment #1 said "there is no PPTP support in the kernel". Why can't it be added using the same procedure as in http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/howto-fedora-core-3.phtml? Some VPN users don't need MPPE, but I do, and there seems to be a way to get it to work. Is there some legal issue that prevents redhat from providing this support in the release??
Comment 7 Martin Goodrich 2005-06-20 14:04:13 UTC
Following on from 'Comment #6'. I have just upgraded to FC4 and have found that I can't use the wonderful pptp/pptconfig to connect to the Microsoft VPN of my client. Are ther plans to release a new kernel that supports MPPE? If the answer is no then I will have to boot my machine in Microsnot-XP mode and connect that way, which as a disciple of Linux/Fedora I really don't want to do. I have to say, I'm not sure why MPPE was a part of the FC3 release and not the FC4 release. For the record I'm running the 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 kernel.
Comment 8 Thomas Antony 2005-09-15 09:22:44 UTC
(In reply to comment #5) > Nothing has happened on this so far. There is now a pptp and a dkms rpm in Fedora Extras. This is great, but still not useful if it will not be included in Fedora Core, because you still can't access the internet and Fedora Extras when you make a fresh install of FC. Please include the packages in FC5 Core!
Comment 9 Bill Nottingham 2005-10-04 20:55:04 UTC
Extras can be made into CDs, and we're working on ways to make Extras packages available for install. In the meantime, this won't be added to Core in the near future.