Error when using PPTP server on VPS: compressor dropped pkt

  • Posted May 3, 2014

Hello, when setting up my VPN I used this tutorial:

It works but when I connect to it, it is very slow and only a few websites load. I have gone and viewed the logs file for errors and it says: PPP: compressor dropped pkt

I’ve tried the same thing on another droplet but I get the same problem. Also, I have tried searching Google but the only results I get aren’t for Ubuntu.

If anyone has any advice I’d appreciate it and follow through. For the time being, I am using openvpn connect.


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I had the same problem on centos 6.5, some pages simply wont load, however I just added

ifconfig $1 mtu 1400

to /etc/ppp/ip-up and it worked

The comment’s didn’t work so just go to:

Hey guys, I’ve fixed the problem, You’ve gotta do: <br> <br>Below is my workaround script, place it into file ‘/etc/ppp/ip-up.d/mppefixmtu’ and ensure that it is executable (‘chmod +x mppefixmtu’): <br> <br>#!/bin/sh <br>CURRENT_MTU=“ifconfig $1 | grep -Po '(?<=MTU:)([0-9]+)'” <br>FIXED_MTU=“expr $CURRENT_MTU + 4” <br>ifconfig $1 mtu $FIXED_MTU <br>echo “Increased MTU for $1 to $FIXED_MTU (from $CURRENT_MTU) to fix MPPE Microsoft Point-to-Point bug #330973” <br> <br>Taken from: