Bug 350381 - pptpd (poptop) server missing from F7 and not documented
pptpd (poptop) server missing from F7 and not documented
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pptp (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Paul Howarth
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-10-24 08:28 EDT by Trevor Cordes
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-24 10:08:53 EDT
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Description Trevor Cordes 2007-10-24 08:28:32 EDT
Description of problem:
pptpd (server, not client pptp) is missing from F7!?  No mention why in any
google hits.  A mistake?  Why the client and not the server?  The server was in
FC5 (not sure about 6).
Comment 1 Paul Howarth 2007-10-24 08:40:02 EDT
Servers and clients are often packaged separately; the pptp package has only
ever contained the client, not the server.

The poptop server has to the best of my knowledge never been packaged as part of

The client is commonly used for connecting to MS-based company VPNs and in some
countries for ADSL client connections; there is not such a clear need for the
server since a better, more secure solution is available in the form of openvpn.
Having said that, if somebody was to package up poptop and volunteer to maintain
it in Fedora, I doubt that there would be any serious objections.
Comment 2 Trevor Cordes 2007-10-24 09:01:28 EDT
Oops, sorry, you're correct: one of those braindead moments.  I just checked my
FC5 box and the pptpd RPM was from poptop, not Fedora.  NOTABUG.
Comment 3 Paul Howarth 2007-10-24 10:08:53 EDT
It may even be one of my packages, just not a Fedora one :-)

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