Installing and configuring PPTP VPN on XEN VPS (debian/CentOS)

This tutorials will help you to install PPTP vpn on Xen vps.

PPTP installation:




Open /etc/pptpd.conf and add following 2 lines

Replace with public ip of your vps

Now open /etc/ppp/options.pptpd and add dns server ip is google public dns, you can use your host dns server or opendns dns ips

Now set client username/password to connect to your vpn. For this, open /etc/ppp/chap-secrets and add your vpn client username and password in following format

Press TAB button where TAB in above command

If you want to assign a static ip to your customer, then you can add this ip at the end instead of *

Your pptp vpn is ready to use, but now you need to enable ipv4 forwarding in your vps

Open /etc/sysctl.conf and uncomment


And add iptables rules to forward traffic of local ips to Internet gateway which is the public ip of your vps

Start pptpd service

Now configure your vpn client and try to connect it and enjoy happy connecting 🙂

Please follow and like us:
About shk

shk is a DevOps engineer with more than 12 years of experience in different organizations. He enthusiastic about learning new technologies and shares his knowledge through his blogs.

Comment Policy:

Your words are your own, so be nice and helpful if you can. Please, only use your real name, not your business name or keywords. Using business name or keywords instead of your real name will lead to the comment being deleted. Anonymous commenting is not allowed either. Limit the amount of links submitted in your comment. We accept clean XHTML in comments, but don't overdo it please.

Tell us what you're thinking...

All comments are moderated.

* Denotes required field.



Previous Post:
Next Post: