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Command Line Setup in Linux CentOS (PPTP)

Sep 28, 2016
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Starting June 15th, 2021, PureVPN will discontinue offering support for PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP protocols on the majority of VPN locations.

However, at the popular request of our users, we will continue to support the following locations for users to connect using PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP protocols:

Germany: de1.pointtoserver.com
Netherlands: nl1.pointtoserver.com
United Kingdom: ukl1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usil1.pointtoserver.com
United States: ustx1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usca1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usfl1.pointtoserver.com
United States: usny1.pointtoserver.com
United States: uswdc1.pointtoserver.com
Australia: au-sd1.pointtoserver.com

If you are looking for a guide on setting up PureVPN on Linux CentOS via command line, you are in the right place. Follow this guide for command line setup on Linux CentOS with PureVPN.

Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • Linux CentOS
  • A Premium PureVPN account (if you haven’t bought it yet, click here to buy)
  • Run the following commands:

sudo yum update

sudo yum install pptp

sudo modprobe nf_conntrack_pptp

sudo modprobe ppp_mppe

  • Run sudo nano /etc/ppp/chap-secrets to edit the chap-secrets file as shown below:


  • Press CTRL+O to save the file, and CTRL+X to exit the editor.
  • To create a PureVPN file, run sudo nano<space>/etc/ppp/peers/purevpn and enter the following information:

Note: pty “pptp usca.pointtoserver.com –nolaunchpppd” In this command make sure to enter two “-” symbols before “nolaunchpppd”

pty “pptp usca.pointtoserver.com –nolaunchpppd”

name yourVPNusername

remotename PPTP


file /etc/ppp/options.pptp

ipparam purevpn

To save the file, press CTRL+O.  To exit the editor, press CTRL+X. Please note that we have currently used usca.pointtoserver.com as the server address. You can choose any server of your choice. The list of servers is available in the above note.

  • Run the command: sudo nano/etc/ppp/options.pptp Be sure there is no ‘#’ sign before these lines.









  • Once this is done, Press CTRL+X to exit.
  • Run sudo nano /etc/ppp/ip-up.local and add the following line. By doing so, it will set the default route to ppp0.

/sbin/route add default ppp0

  • To save the file, press CTRL+O. To exit the editor, press CTRL+X.
  • In order to execute the file, run: sudo chmod 755 /etc/ppp/ip-up.local
  • Connect to the VPN by running sudo pppd call purevpn
  • Run curl ipinfo.io to check the accuracy of your VPN IP and location.
  • To disconnect the VPN, run sudo pkill pppd
  • If you are unable to connect, please check your connection logs by running sudo cat /var/log/messages | grep pppd
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  2. Greg Resler says:

    The option on /etc/ppp/peers/purevpn should be “–nolaunchpppd” (dash dash). Also, be careful that the dash and quotes don’t copy/paste as the fancy character versions. Delete those characters and type them from your terminal manually.