[Durham] connecting to L2TP IPSec vpn

Andrew Glass andrewglass3 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 19:16:31 UTC 2012

Hi Peter

Thank you for this :)

I will have a dig around now and see if I can get it working :)



On 13 Mar 2012, at 13:18, Peter Grandi wrote:

>> [ ... ] It appears those how to's are purely to set up a
>> strongswan server then connect a mac or iphone client to it?
> IPSEC is just a way to encrypt packets, so it is symmetric.
> L2TP is the real "VPN" in your setup, and it is needed on both
> sides.
> The 'xl2tpd' daemon does the client side as well as the server
> side of L2TP; the server side is configured in the 'lns' section
> and the client side in the 'lac' section, and the configuration
> is fairly similar.
> I have done some more web searching and these links seem
> apposite:
>  http://strongvpn.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=788
>  http://www.jacco2.dds.nl/networking/linux-l2tp.html
>  http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.php?wpid=167&front_id=18
>  http://www.natecarlson.com/2006/07/10/configuring-an-ipsec-tunnel-with-openswan-and-l2tpd/
> Note that depending on what you want to achieve, you may not
> want the PPP client to set or replace the default route, or the
> peer DNS.
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