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sleerf
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Default PPP profiles

Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:23 pm

I know this may seem like a very basic question but my engineer is out and this makes me nervous.

We have two default profiles in PPP = default and default encrypted.

I do understand that these are used as templates. But they have public IPs on them and I see no place to create a password.

Is this really how they should be set? Is it safe? Or should I maybe pull the IPs out?

Just scratching my head here because they're in the same list as several users and I figured it made sense to be safe rather than sorry.
 
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Re: Default PPP profiles  [SOLVED]

Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:06 pm

A /ppp profile sets various parameters used by PPP-like (PPP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, SSTP, OVPN) clients and servers, but not passwords. Local servers use the passwords specified under /ppp secret, or RADIUS, to authenticate remote clients. See https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:PPP_AAA

Local client interfaces specify a username and password as part of the interface declaration, e.g. a PPPoE WAN connection under /interface pppoe-client will contain name= and password= parameters.

Generally it is best to leave the default profiles as is, typically these would be used by local client interfaces, and create additional profiles containing additional parameters as required, e.g. a remote address pools and local address for a VPN server.
 
sleerf
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Re: Default PPP profiles

Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:15 pm

A /ppp profile sets various parameters used by PPP-like (PPP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, SSTP, OVPN) clients and servers, but not passwords. Local servers use the passwords specified under /ppp secret, or RADIUS, to authenticate remote clients. See https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:PPP_AAA

Local client interfaces specify a username and password as part of the interface declaration, e.g. a PPPoE WAN connection under /interface pppoe-client will contain name= and password= parameters.

Generally it is best to leave the default profiles as is, typically these would be used by local client interfaces, and create additional profiles containing additional parameters as required, e.g. a remote address pools and local address for a VPN server.
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