That was done 2.5 years ago to allow access into my home network and to view certain sites that are geo-locked to Sweden while I am traveling.
The Pi runs Wheezy and is headless.
I have now connected to the RPi command line (via the PPTP VPN connection) and checked the version:
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$ dpkg --status pptpd ... Version: 1.3.4-5.2 ... $ sudo apt-get -s -V install pptpd ... pptpd is already the newest version. ...
I have noted that when I connect from Windows7 and use a FireFox browser some webpages never load.
Others work fine and I can access the home network as intended to.
Now I wonder:
1) Since there is no update available for pptpd as shown above, does that mean that pptpd has not been updated or does it mean that it is no longer updated for wheezy?
I don't want to upset my system unnecessarily by upgrading the operating system...
2) Is my problem known by others using the PPTP VPN solution via a server on an RPi?
Could it be that the webpages use some newer protocol that is unhandled by PPTP?
3) How can I check the version of a package that is not installed?
If this would be possible I could connect to a Raspbian Pixel Pi and check the latest available version...