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mppe_compress[0]: osize too small! (have: 1404 need: 1408)

Windows VPN and PPTP Connectivity Timeouts In my pursuit for a personal cloud and convenient secure remote file system so as to be able to develop directly on the server I have researched, tested and decided against SFTP, WebDAV, and SAMBA/NFS over internet. The only approach still standing is the built in Windows VPN and PPTP + SAMBA/CIFS:


However there was one bug that prevented some sites/services from working and timing out; the /var/log/syslog showed the following intermittently:

Apr 19 10:15:15 sh1 pptpd[11330]: GRE: accepting packet #107 Apr 19 10:15:15 sh1 pptpd[11330]: GRE: accepting packet #108 Apr 19 10:15:15 sh1 pptpd[11330]: GRE: accepting packet #109 Apr 19 10:15:15 sh1 kernel: mppe_compress[0]: osize too small! (have: 1404 need: 1408) Apr 19 10:15:15 sh1 kernel: ppp0: ppp: compressor dropped pkt Apr 19 10:15:15 sh1 kernel: mppe_compress[0]: osize too small! (have: 1404 need: 1408)
This due to the way MPPE Microsoft point-to-point Encryption encodes data which results …

Another Awesome Free Linode VPS Upgrade

Double memory, double CPU and 10x internet traffic. Our hosting of choice for self managed servers is Linode as this company continuously stays competitive and keeps giving back to it's customers. In the last two months they doubled the memory, updated CPU cores, increased transfer cap, and storage space you can read their blog for more info.
PlanRAMDiskXFERCPUPriceLinode 1G1 GB24 GB2 TB8 cores (1x priority)$20 / moLinode 2G2 GB48 GB4 TB8 cores (2x priority)$40 / moLinode 4G4 GB96 GB8 TB8 cores (4x priority)$80 / moLinode 8G8 GB192 GB16 TB8 cores (8x priority)$160 / moLinode 16G16 GB384 GB20 TB8 cores (16x priority)$320 / moLinode 24G24 GB576 GB20 TB8 cores (24x priority)$480 / moLinode 32G32 GB768 GB20 TB8 cores (32x priority)$640 / moLinode 40G40 GB960 GB20 TB8 cores (40x priority)$800 / mo
In my opinion the best VPS for a low cost $20 a month plan. So at these specification I believe you can't get a better deal. Their $20 a month plan even rivals some dedicated servers as p…

Linphone Portable Version

Linphone PortableApps Beta Version Linphone is an excelent multi-line, multi-platform - iOS, Blackberry, Windows, Mac and Linux - opensource VOIP SIP client I have been using for over a year now; I have tried a number of VOIP clients before settling on it - it's so awesome it cooks breakfast in the morning and it deserved a PortableApps version so I created one.


To download my beta version click LinphonePortable_3.5.99.0-snapshot-mar-21-2013_English.paf.exe and report any issues on this forum http://portableapps.com/node/36863. If you find this useful do +1 this or follow me @danielsokolow.