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 From:  "David Burgess" <apt dot get at gmail dot com>
 To:  "Jimmy Gelhaar" <jgelhaar at mac dot com>
 Cc:  "Monowall Support List" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] More options for PPTP users
 Date:  Wed, 1 Aug 2007 21:49:47 -0600
On 8/1/07, Jimmy Gelhaar <jgelhaar at mac dot com> wrote:
> I was wanting to turn of PPTP access for certain users temporarily
> tonight and I didn't see an easy way to do it.
>
> Essentially this is the reason:  I'm working on a system that has
> access to VPN users and I need to shut down their access while I work
> on the system.  Unfortunately the system I'm working on needs to be
> running 'live', so I can't just shut it down so people don't use it.
> Instead, if I could just shut down the PPTP access for some of the
> users, that would be the easiest.  I don't want to shut it down
> completely, because I still need to access through it myself.
>
> My temporary solution was just to change the external IP address of
> the m0n0wall and I'll change it back when I'm done.  (All of their
> other traffic is going through another router, so I'm not taking down
> other services by doing this.
>
> Hopefully this makes sense.  If not, ask questions.  Thanks for any
> help you can provide.


On the VPN: PPTP: Users page create yourself a username and password
and delete the others. If you have a lot of others and you can
tolerate a couple reboots, you could cut the other usernames out of
the config file, upload it, do your work, re-upload the full config
file.

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