Setting up PPTP with Private Networking

September 7, 2014 1.5k views

I use private networking for server-server communication in my deployment. So only externally-facing droplets have their public IP addresses exposed.

I want to set up a PPTP server on a droplet so I can have my mac be able to communicate on both the public and private networks with my droplets.

Ideally, the PPTP client (my mac) would get an address in the same private network space so it can both talk to the droplets and listen for connections from droplets.

The instructions for setting up PPTP on ubuntu I've read don't quite work, and I think the problem is I need to configure it so I can route to both public and private addresses.

I'm a noob on iptables, et al, so I could use some help.

My client needs to get a private address that can talk to the droplets, and also be able to connect to the internet at large.

I've set up a dedicated droplet, installed and configured pptp, enabled forwarding. Anyone have a suggestion on how to configure the routing?

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  • A little more data: I think I'd like to set it up without NAT, so I'm looking at the "proxyarp" configuration. No success yet.

    I don't quite understand how digitalocean set up the private network, so I'd like to know if I'm heading in the right direction.

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