MS PPTP hangs my firewall.

Patrik Astrom astrom at
Wed Mar 23 03:04:41 PST 2005

Thank you very much for your input, I patched my sources and rebuilt my
kernel and everything works perfectly now.


Patrik Astrom

On Mar 21, 2005 at 14:39, Daniel Hartmeier wrote:

> Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 14:39:52 +0100
> From: Daniel Hartmeier <daniel at>
> To: Patrik Astrom <astrom at>
> Cc: freebsd-pf at
> Subject: Re: MS PPTP hangs my firewall.
> On Mon, Mar 21, 2005 at 11:17:25AM +0100, Patrik Astrom wrote:
> > I have multiple FreeBSD 5.3-R Firewalls with PF and they all seems to have
> > the same problem, when I have clients (Windows XP) behind my firewalls
> > that tries to connect out and establish a PPTP VPN to a different
> > network my firewalls just hangs. The only thing I can do at this time is
> > to pull the plug and reboot the firewall, I googled a bit but could not
> > find anything that seems related to my problem.
> >
> > I would be most grateful for any input you may have.
> Assuming you're doing NAT for those connections, I think this is fixed
> in RELENG_5 by
> Either apply that patch manually to your 5.3 sources, or update the
> entire tree to RELENG_5 (which is close to 5.4R now).
> Daniel
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