Linux PPTP Client Error: “pty option precludes specifying device name”

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Linux PPTP Client Error: “pty option precludes specifying device name”

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Linux penguinI was receiving this error when I was trying to start a PPTP client connection in a Linux cron. The error was reported by pptp when issuing the start command:

The error was:

I changed my PPTP client start up command to the below which fixed the issue:

Substitute the below attributes for your own values:

  • [USER] – PPTP VPN account user name.
  • [PASSWORD] – PPTP VPN account password.

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