pptp chap81 aaaargh

Stuart Henderson stu at spacehopper.org
Fri Sep 21 13:43:42 BST 2001

> Well, it looks like your passwords don't agree.  Are you doubling up 
> the \ in the username in ppp.secret so that it's not treated as an 
> escape character ?

I've tried it both ways, with the same results: 0x05 succeeds, 0x81 fails.
The only change made between trials was "enable chap81".

> > I am accounting for the DOMAIN\ prefix in ppp config (otherwise it would
> > fail with "enable chap" too) and the password is correct, any ideas? (please
> > let me know if additional logging or a packet trace would assist). (Very
> > tempted to trade mppe for an easier life and working V42bis this time, but
> > if it's not too fiddly it would be nice to be able to compare speeds ;)
> MPPE is encryption only.  It'll just make things slower.

Yes, that's what I meant: the trade-off is either better security, or
easy setup and higher speed.


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