PPTP Protocol

Protocol Description

The PPTP protocol is an obsolete virtual private network (VPN) protocol. It was developed in 1999 by a consortium led by Microsoft and was a popular VPN solution in the 2000s.

Full Name

Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol

Abbreviation

PPTP

ProTips

The PPTP protocol has well known security issues, so use an alternative VPN solution. In addition, VPN can not only be used to connect remote locations, but also be used to bypass your firewall/DNS policies. Investigate any unauthorized use on your network.

Known Ports

  • GRE - GRE tunneling protocol.
  • TCP 1723 - PPTP instantiation port.

Category

VPN

Related Protocols

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Category Name

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