Definition - What does PPTP VPN mean?
PPTP VPN is the process of creating and managing VPN connections or services using point-to-point tunneling protocol (PPTP). It is one of the most common ways of creating a VPN connection, and operates at layer 2 of the OSI model.
PPTP VPN is also known as VPN over PPTP.
Techopedia explains PPTP VPN
PPTP VPN primarily enables network traffic through different protocols to be sent over a P-based network. The PPTP VPN is created using a client/server architecture where PPTP VPN clients connect with a server to gain VPN access. It uses TCP and generic routing encapsulation (GRE) to enable VPN communication, encryption and encapsulation.
PPTP VPN generally utilizes TCP port 1723 to create a tunnel and connect with a peer and further utilize this connection to create a GRE tunnel on the same peer to enable encapsulation. PPTP VPN can be used to create remote access and site-to-site VPN connections.
- Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)
- Virtual Private Network (VPN)
- Internet Protocol Security VPN (IPsec VPN)
- VPN Service Provider
- VPN Connection
- Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
- Open Systems Interconnection Model (OSI Model)
- Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
- Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
- Wide Area Network (WAN)
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