Poptop – The PPTP Server for Linux

No folks, this is not some new soda pop. On the contrary, this is actually an Open Source program designed to provide the server needs for ‘Point to Point Tunneling’.

Poptop is the PPTP server solution for Linux. Ports also exist for Solaris 2.6, OpenBSD, FreeBSD and others.
What is PPTP?
PPTP stands for Point to Point Tunneling Protocol. It was developed by a consortium including Microsoft and is used for establishing VPN (Virtual Private Network) tunnels across the Internet. This allows remote users to securely and inexpensively access their corporate network from anywhere on the Internet.

PPTP uses a client-server model for establishing VPN connections. Most Microsoft operating systems ship with a PPTP client, so there is no need to purchase third-party client software. PPTP has the additional advantage over other VPN technologies of being easy to setup. [Read the rest]

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