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centos 7 pptpd firewalld
# pptpd installation script on my own CentOS 7 box.
# inspired by:
# and
# Author: 2015 Steve Yang <>
# The script comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
# Install pptpd
rpm -Uvh
yum -y install ppp pptpd
# pptpd settings
echo 'localip' >> /etc/pptpd.conf
echo 'remoteip' >> /etc/pptpd.conf
echo 'ms-dns' >> /etc/ppp/options.pptpd
echo 'ms-dns' >> /etc/ppp/options.pptpd
echo 'USERNAME pptpd PASSWORD *' >> /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
# system ipv4 forward
if grep -xq 'net.ipv4.ip_forward' $sysctl_file; then
sed -i.bak -r -e "s/^.*net.ipv4.ip_forward.*/net.ipv4.ip_forward = 1/" $sysctl_file
echo 'net.ipv4.ip_forward = 1' >> $sysctl_file
sysctl -p
# firewalld
firewall-cmd --permanent --new-service=pptp
cat >/etc/firewalld/services/pptp.xml<<EOF
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<port protocol="tcp" port="1723"/>
firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=$zone --add-service=pptp
firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=$zone --add-masquerade
firewall-cmd --reload
# start pptpd
systemctl start pptpd
systemctl enable pptpd.service

The first command doesn't work
So you can change that to rpm -Uvh

the firewalld part works perfectly for me on Centos 7.

voron commented Mar 25, 2016

There is no protocol 47(GRE) accept. t-woerner/firewalld#30 for example

amanualt commented Nov 8, 2017

is there any other settings on centos 7?

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