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2017-01-18 03:13:20 -0500 answered a question Connection via VPN / PPTP does not work unless firewall is disabled

I figured out how to do this in a way that is quite a bit simpler and is done through a GUI.

  1. Install firewall-config via gnome-software and launch it
  2. Switch from "Configuration: Runtime" to "Configuration: Permanent"
  3. Switch to the "Services" tab
  4. Click on the + button on the bottom of the sidebar and add the name "pptp"
  5. Find the new service in the sidebar and add port 1723, tcp
  6. Go back to "Zones" and check "pptp" in both your internet and VPN connections
  7. Reload firewall

Edit: Turns out that Firewall has a pptp module under Services->Modules that needs to be added. Click on it in the Modules sidebar, click "Add" and select pptp. Screenshot

2017-01-18 01:18:45 -0500 answered a question Connection via VPN / PPTP does not work unless firewall is disabled

I found that adding PPTP in services tab (port 1723, tcp) and opening that in Firewall on both local and VPN connections fixed the problem for me. I changed both, and it didn't work until I also opened it on the VPN connection.

Changed the config via firewall-config in gnome-software.