PPTP question

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by ifican, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Looking for a device (manufacturer doesnt matter) that will do many concurrent pptp connections. Any of you pptp enthusiasts have any info, or anyone that has played with dd-wrt pptp functionality know how many sessions can run at once? Anyone know how many pptp sessions an RV will handle?
  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    The RV0 series will handle 5x max PPTP accounts. Does the job very reliably. I wish it could support more...as the QuickVPN has been horrible for me in many setups.
  3. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    I had read somewhere that the RV only supported 5 as well, i have a small buisness client looking to have alot of external users at any given time. Its actually really cool, he is working on coding his own modules to a CRM app and will be utilizing the help of developers worldwide. He needs a vpn solution that will allow developers in and have access to the CRM app. It looks at this point though that we are going to have to go with a much pricer solution if he wants to do this. I am headed over there today to see if we can get server 2003 to work right, though i am not sold on it over a hardware router solution as of yet.
  4. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Gotcha covered!!! Server 2003 is one of my personal favorites for setting up PPTP :)

    I won't claim to be one to make scripts and all that, but when I'm done, it always works :) If he sets up a 2003 server with RRAS, he should be able to push a maximum of 128 connections.

    Give me a moment or so; toxic and I are on the phone right now and we're trying to upload a 2003 PPTP Vpn Server tutorial I made to the server (we haven't done it in a while and we've forgotten *lol* )

    If we can't do it this way, I'll just upload it to my ftp server and have you download it from there...

  5. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    Quite a few other hardware solutions out there which support lots of PPTP. Windows server is wicked easy to setup for it, does it reliably since I'd been doing it in the NT 4 days...but unless you run it on a dedicated box...having lots of concurrent connections will perform poorly.

    SSL VPN..right through a web browser...have you checked out SSL Explorer?
    Opensource....the price is right. Easy as pie for clients..just connect through their web browser.
  6. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Thanks for all the input thus far, we got the server setup and accepting the pptp sessions, what i didnt know server did but am pleasantly surprised is, you can cut of the ability of the pptp tunnel from using internet bandwidth. Once the users log in all they can do is get to local resources and then log to do whatever else they want (should keep sessions short as designed). I will have a look as ssl explorer and see what thats about. Thanks again.....
  7. ccbadd

    ccbadd Network Guru Member

    I was having trouble with a RVL200 so I decided to try SSL-Explorer and it really does work well. You are only limited by the machine your run it on as to how many clients can connect. You can even take your in-house apps and develop a custom plug-in for it.
  8. cactusfazer

    cactusfazer Network Guru Member

    With a WRT54GL and DD-WRT, you can have a PPtP server, configure it in .... 3 or 4 minutes but i don't know how many connection a can have. I use it as a back door when buggy IpSEC VPN WRV200 is down!
  9. cactusfazer

    cactusfazer Network Guru Member

    here is the capture of the config!!
    I have just doing a port forwarding (1723) on the WRV200 to the WRT54GL.

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