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 From:  Wade Carpenter <wade at webfootcustomcalls dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  PPTP VPN Issues logging on from certain locations
 Date:  Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:52:49 -0700
Im running various different versions of m0n0... mostly 1.2b3 but i 
think one or two a bit newer.
Personally, as well as many of my colleagues here locally, have never 
had a problem logging on via PPTP to get into my system.

But I have a company about 200 miles away, that I need to grant access 
to from time to time.  I created a PPTP user for them, just like all the 
other users I have created that work locally.  But at first (8 months 
ago) - only some of their techs could log in, others would get 
rejected.  All in the same office, but on different computers.  Now, 
after a catastrophe last night, I needed them to be able to log in and I 
couldn't get anyone on any machine from their office to successfully log 
in to the PPTP session.  All of my local guys still have no problems 
what so ever.  The outside Company, has many other PPTP accounts and can 
log into them all fine, according to their "head guy".

We are all using the Win XP PPTP client, and I instructed the outside 
company to do the same, though I cant verify that they were infact using it.

here is some of my System Log - as I never did see their IP listed in 
the Firewall Log, and there was nothing at all in the PPTP log.


System
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: pptp0: killing connection with 69.88.82.82:1476
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: [pt0] device is now in state DOWN
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: [pt0] device: CLOSE event in state DOWN
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: [pt0] LCP: phase shift TERMINATE --> DEAD
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: [pt0] LCP: state change Closing --> Initial
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: [pt0] LCP: LayerFinish
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: [pt0] LCP: Down event
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: [pt0] link: DOWN event
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: [pt0] error writing len 8 frame to bypass: Network 
is down
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: [pt0] LCP: SendTerminateReq #8
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: [pt0] LCP: phase shift ESTABLISH --> TERMINATE
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: [pt0] LCP: state change Req-Sent --> Closing
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: [pt0] LCP: Close event
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: [pt0] link: CLOSE event
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: [pt0] device is now in state DOWN
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: [pt0] device: DOWN event in state UP
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: [pt0] closing link "pt0"...
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: [pt0] bundle: CLOSE event in state OPENED
Nov 17 12:54:43 	mpd: pptp0: closing connection with 69.88.82.82:1476



Im hoping someone can point me in a direction to trouble shoot this, and 
nail it down to - is it me or is it them?

Thanks in advance.
Wade