Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol is a layer 7 networking protocol which provides an unsecure layer 2 tunnel. It runs on top of UDP, and is commonly used to carry PPP sessions. Security is usually provided with the addition of IPsec.

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Clients cannot connect to L2TP server on Ubuntu 12.04 & 14.04 LTS

I am trying to set up a L2TP/IPSec server on AWS with instance running Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I followed the instructions that I found here : https://raymii.org/s/tags/vpn.html. I tried to use 12.04LTS ...
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FreeBSD L2TP VPN connection error

I have a L2TP/IPsec VPN server on FreeBSD 10 set as this article. Everything works fine except clients cannot receive packets from outside. Here is the tcpdump result when a connected client tries to ...
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Sonicwall L2TP Server is using a “phantom” internal DHCP server

Following a few articles on options 121 and 249, I'd like to push out routes to the L2TP VPN clients using the internal DHCP server on the Sonicwall. However, the Sonicwall seems to be using a ...
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L2TP Client Routing

I've setup a VPN Terminator in our DMZ using Windows 2012 R2. It is multi-homed with 2 interfaces: 1 to the DMZ for incoming connections from VPN clients, 1 to our LAN for the tunnelled traffic from ...
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Softether vpn ufw firewall config - is it correct?

I've correctly installed and configured Softether on my Ubuntu 14 x64 VPS in local bridge mode with a virtual TAP interface. What I have now is a fully functioning L2TP/IPSEC server with two network ...
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NAT Masquerade to a L2TP/IPSec connection

I'm trying to create two networks (using a debian server) : The first one is intended to pass packets in a normal way (to my ISP). The second one is intended to pass packets via a L2TP/IPSec VPN ...
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Phones & tablets cannot connect to Windows Server 2008 RRAS L2TP VPN server

I had installed RRAS in the server running Windows Server 2008 Standard. It's configured as a L2TP VPN server. The Windows and Mac OS X PCs can connect to the server without problem but the android ...
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Multiple Windows clients behind a same NAT gateway cannot connect to L2TP/IPsec VPN server at the same time

I have set up a L2TP/IPsec VPN server on a cloud VM (with a public IP address) running CentOS 6.5 (kernel: 2.6.32) with openswan/xl2tpd (openswan: 2.6.37, xl2tpd: 1.3.6). However, if multiple Windows ...
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Can't connect VPN tunnel when other on same NAT-router is connected

We have recently changed our FW to a ZyWall 310 with drastically improved throughput over the old one. However there is a new problem that occurred, we have several L2TP/IPSec clients that connect to ...
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How can I configure IPSec on Windows 2012 R2 to use Pre Shared Key compatible with Android phones?

Our company has to comply with the mandate that all mobile phones use L2TP or IPSec VPNs when using untrusted Wifi or GPRS connections... namely to protect from MITM attacks. Were also interested in ...
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Authenticating Active Directory Users to Mac OS X Mavericks Server L2TP VPN Service

We have a Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Infrastructure that consists of two domain controllers. Bound to the Active Directory Domain is a Mac OS X Mavericks Server 10.9.3. The server runs ...
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L2TP within local network not working

i can't connect to my vpn server when i'm in the same network and use the external ip address to connect. It seems like the server doesn't receive any traffic. When i'm outside the network OR use the ...
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xl2tpd doesn't connect and no logs with Openswan

I'm using Openswan and xl2tpd to set up a VPN connection for a Windows computer, everything looks perfectly configured and the IPSec connection is successful : STATE_QUICK_R2: IPsec SA established ...
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Openswan sessions hanging with multi user VPN configuration (ipsec/l2tpd)

I've got a linux box running openswan and xl2tpd. It's a simple configuration with multiple users connecting using a sharedKey, and then establishing an L2TP connection with PPPD providing the ...
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Cannot connect to VPN on Server 2012

We run a small business and have a server that runs our VPN on Windows Server 2012. Our VPN was working fine until we restarted our router and it seems that restart procedure broke the VPN. We are ...
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Is it possible to configure L2TP IPSec connection on a Fortigate 30D?

We've got a FortiGate-30D running v5.0,build4225,130521 (GA). I've managed to configure Cisco IPsec VPN and Web-SSL, and tested both, but I'm unable to configure the L2TP IPSec VPN. Looking at the ...
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L2TP VPN Connection on Debian Squeeze

I need to make an L2TP VPN connection from a Debian Squeeze server. What I have is: The server IP address Shared Key My username and password Just using these 3 parameteres I can establish the ...
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Is it possible for L2TP VPN to do auto route configuration for client during connected?

We've setup a L2TP VPN server with this tutorial, everything works like a charm. The only issue is We don't want client to route all traffic using this VPN, only a particular subnet, e.g. ...
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Site to site IPSec VPN between Server 2012 and USG 50

I am looking to setup an IPSec VPN server in our organisation using a Windows server 2012 machine with remote access and routing installed. I would then like to perform a site to site IPSec VPN ...
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OS X Server ignoring static VPN IP request

I've just enabled the VPN service on OS X Server, everything is working fine however we are facing one issue. All of our clients (about 30 iMac's) are connecting to the VPN with a static IP however OS ...
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L2TP VPN disconnects on sustained file transfer from server LAN computer to VPN client

VPN Server: Windows Server 2008 x86 RRAS installed and running All necessary firewall ports are open, I no longer get rejected log entries Behind router which is DHCP, serving 192.168.0.2 to ...
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WIndows 8.1 VPn stops working

I am having a problem that every day i have to re-install my cisco VPN client because it will not work. I can connect and the routes get published to by computer, but i can not ping anything on the ...
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VPN server not responding, no indications of blocked traffic

I have a Mac OS X Server (10.9) machine running a L2TP/IPSec VPN server. Configuration appears to be fine, and the hostname of both the server and the VPN is set to a DynDNS hostname. The server is ...
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l2tp vpn is disconnected after few minutes

I installed IPSec/L2TP on my vps server. I tried to connect from my mac to this VPN server. First time, connection is succeeded. But after a few minutes, connection was broken by itself. After ...
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Forwarding VPN via reverse SSH tunnel

I have a server that reverse ssh tunnels to a secondary server. The secondary server then acts as a "bridge" to the internal server (the external server's IP address is what I connect to). This works ...
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L2TP/IPsec through HTTP Port 80

i got an VPN (L2TP/IPsec) Tunnel running on my synology nas. my router is configured for vpn passthrough. so everything is fine. furthermore i got an webservice running on port 80. now i got the ...
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L2TP connection error via Windows 8 client

When I try to connect to an L2TP server via Windows 8 client I receive error 789:The L2TP connection attempt failed because the security layer encountered a processing error during initial ...
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L2TP VPN unable to connect from outside

I'm using OS X server to run the VPN, and the client is an iPhone running iOS 7. I'm port mapping with my router, which seems fine as the server did receive packets from my iPhone. I've tried ...
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StrongSwan + xl2tpd client timeout between 2-5 minutes

I run CentOS 6.4 on Amazon EC2, using xl2tpd-1.3.1 from EPEL repository together with StrongSwan 5.0.4. I setup a simple IPSec connection: conn l2tp type=transport keyexchange=ikev1 ...
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Configure RRAS to send DNS search domain to Mac L2TP VPN client

Is there any way to make RRAS send the default search domain (ie the connection's search domain, the FQDN of the domain in question) to Mac clients who connect via L2TP? Or is this something that just ...
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l2tp/pptp + freeradius (accounting information only gets updated on disconnect)

I have a basic PPTP/L2TP setup that uses a remote freeradius server with mysql. Issue is that when a user gets connected to the vpn and as long as the user stays connected (could be hours), no ...
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SonicOS Enhanced 5.8.1.2 L2TP VPN Authentication Failed

I have a SonicWall TZ 215 running SonicOS Enhanced 5.8.1.2-6o. I have configured the L2TP VPN using the default crypto suite ESP: 3DES/HMAC SHA1 (IKE). Proposals are as such: IKE (Phase 1) Proposal ...
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I can connect, but cannot ping/route to remote VPN computers

Setup: L2TP VPN Server on a Windows Server 2008 machine which is behind a router, which is behind a modem/router. Modem/Router (IP: 192.168.2.1, Subnet: 255.255.255.0, DHCP serves 192.168.2.2 to ...
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MikroTik not accepting VPN connections over wifi

I'm using MikroTik RouterOS v5.18 x86 on a Dell PC. I have done the following: Set Addresses Set PPPoE Client & Server Set PPTP/L2TP Server Make Profiles and Secrets SRCNAT MASQUERADE the IPs of ...
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L2TP server allows connections through firewall for iPhone/iPad, but not windows

Our L2TP server (running Windows 2008 RRAS) is behind a NAT firewall. I've already verified that it is passing NAT-T. The firewall rules are all set up correctly to pass GRE, IKE, L2TP and there are ...
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718 error number while connecting to server

i have configured nttac+ to my server and set authentication to radious server , but when i want to connect to my server through l2tp i get 718 error number ! log file of nttac is : #24-02-2013 ...
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Android devices fail to connect to MS L2TP PSK

I have configured MS Server 2003 RRAS with IPSec / L2TP using PSK. iPhone devices connect fine however Android devices fail to connect. The MS "Oakley" trace file shows the negotiations for Apple and ...
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Simple L2TP/IPsec server not working (openswan, xl2tpd, Ubuntu, Windows)

I configured openswan and xl2tpd on an Ubuntu 12.04 server (on EC2) by following various tutorials/documentation which seem to largely say the same things, but most recently this one. However, my ...
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openswan and xl2tpd tunnel not working?

Since weeks i want to setup l2tp tunnel with xl2tpd and openswan in debian wheezy, the external interface is ppp0 with dynamic ip and the internal interface is eth0 with ip address 192.168.1.1. l2tp ...
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L2TP over IPSec VPN (OpenSwan, CentOS 6) unable to connect via iPhone (iOS 5.1) and Android (JellyBean)

I have successfully installed L2TP over IPsec VPN (PSK) using OpenSwan 2.6.38 running on CentOS. Connect DOES WORK perfectly from Windows 8. But doesn't work AT ALL from iPhone 4 (ios 5.1) or ...
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How to change L2TP/PPTP VPNs port

on centos 6 there are open source implantations of L2TP VPN (e.g xl2tp), i wanna know that if default l2tp vpn port blocked can we run vpn on different ports or maybe change cipher setting ? what ...
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Ubuntu IPSEC/L2TP Server EAP-Authentication

I want to set up an Ubuntu VPN-server. My system is running Ubuntu Server 12.10. IPSec(openswan) is running fine, but on my WinXP-Client I'm only able to connect to the VPN with the domain. ...
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CentOS 5 VPN Server won't work

I have a CentOS 5 server configured to be both a L2TP server and a PPTP server + a radius server for hosting the AAA. My problem is that, the L2TP works great and I can connect to it, but can't ...
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Multiple Devices connecting to VPN on CentOS server

I am looking for a solution as to what would be the VPN software for multiple OSes and Devices. I currently have 15 systems to connect to a VPN. I was using Hamachi from LogMeIn but their lack of ...
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How to access remote lan machines through a ipsec / xl2ptd vpn (maybe iptables related)

I’m trying to do the setup of a IPSEC / XL2TPD VPN for our office, and I’m having some problems accessing the remote local machines after connecting to the VPN. I can connect, and I can browse ...
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xl2tpd: Provide L2TP/IPsec VPN connectivity to an entire subnet without using a default route

I've set up an L2TP/IPsec VPN using OpenSwan and xl2tpd using the "nodefaultroute" ppp option. The server's virtual IP address is set to 10.10.31.1 and it allocates addresses in the range ...
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L2TP server - site-to-site vpn connection

I am not sure this is the right place for this question but here goes. We want to connect users using an L2TP VPN connection to a users at the other end of a SonicWall site-to-site VPN. Currently we ...
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l2tp / ipsec debian Openswan U2.6.38 does not connect

i am trying to get ipsec/l2tp running on a debian server with an iphone as a client but always get: Dec 2 21:00:04 vpn pluto[22711]: packet from <clientip>:43598: received Vendor ID payload ...
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Traffic shaping L2TP/IPsec VPN (via accounts not connection)

I need to be able to control the amount of bandwidth a specific user account can use on a VPN connection. One account I want to be able to use the VPN with no restrictions and another account I want ...
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Which ports for IPSEC/LT2P?

I have a firewall/router (not doing NAT). I've googled and seen conflicting answers. It seems UDP 500 is the common one. But the others are confusing. 1701, 4500. And some say I need to also ...