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 From:  Mikael Bak <mikael at t dash online dot hu>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] PPTP VPN problem
 Date:  Mon, 30 Aug 2010 13:39:00 +0200
Lee Sharp wrote:
> Mikael Bak wrote:
>> Mikael Bak wrote:
>>> Hi list,
>>>
>>> In the most recent version of m0n0wall (v1.32) there seem to be a
>>> problem with PPTP VPN connections.
>>>
>>> If I connect, work and then disconnect it seem the connection does not
>>> hang up. I have to wait about 10 minutes until I can connect again.
>>>
>>> I have been able to reproduce this of two different locations both
>>> running v1.32. It's ALIX hw if that matters.
>>>
>>> I have another site running an earlier version of m0n0wall (v1.3) and
>>> I'm not able to reproduce the problem on that one.
>>>
>>> Have I found a bug perhaps?
>>>
>>
>> To clarify,
>>
>> The problem described above appears to happen only if two different
>> computers try to connect to the same VPN one after the other.
>>
>> Connecting from the same computer after hangup seems to work OK.
>>
>> I have tested client machines running Ubuntu 8.04 and WinXP SP3 both
>> with latest patches applied.
>>
>> I would be very happy if anyone can confirm if they can reproduce this
>> problem or not.
> 
> That is a built in limitation of the pptp protocol.  There really is no
> fix possible.
> 
>             Lee
> 

Hi Lee,

I'm sure the limitation is about connecting two computers from the same
LAN at the same time, isn't it?

I am talking about connecting the second computer right after the first
one has hung up the VPN connection.

Are we still talking about the same thing?

TIA,
Mikael