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I want to run Poptop, an Open Source PPTP Server for Linux.

I need the smallest possible GNU/Linux distribution which I can install in VMware Workstation 8 and which will be able to support this software.

Which Linux distribution should I choose/download?

A GUI would also be nice because I'm the regular windows-user/programmer/whatever I can call myself. (but is not required, I am comfortable with command lines)

I would also be very thankful if someone could post step-by-step installation and configuration instructions for this specific setup.

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How about an easy way? Grab a minimal Debian 6.0 VMWare image and go for something along the lines of this a little dated but Debian-specific HOWTO (I'm not sure (i.e. I've never tried any pptpd) if this works, though, just sharing a thought.) –  sr_ Sep 29 '12 at 22:06
How important is the small footprint requirement? As a functional distro, it doesn't get much smaller than Damn Small Linux, at 50MB. There's no package for Poptop though, so you'd have to compile it from source. I have no idea how easy or hard that is (and the instructions on the site are very outdated), so I don't know if this would work for you. But it's an option. –  ire_and_curses Sep 29 '12 at 22:24
@sr_ I did install the debian squeeze with gnome and pptpd and configured it, people can connect and ping the server ( but cannot ping my router ( not my PC ( and don't have internet access... after playing with the cinfig file I still didn't fix it, this is my 'final' output for the config file: –  user24040 Oct 5 '12 at 18:41

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