Linux PPTP Client Error: “pty option precludes specifying device name”
Category : How-to
I 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:
/usr/sbin/pppd: pty option precludes specifying device name
I changed my PPTP client start up command to the below which fixed the issue:
pptp pty file /etc/ppp/options.pptp user [USER] password [PASSWORD]
Substitute the below attributes for your own values:
- [USER] – PPTP VPN account user name.
- [PASSWORD] – PPTP VPN account password.