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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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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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 ...
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PFsense VPN all types failing?

I am trying to configure a new PFsense router (64 bit) and am trying to to get the VPN functions working. I have enabled PPTP, L2TP and IPSec. I've added allow all rules to all LAN's, WAN's and each ...
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Installing VPN servers that support PPTP, L2TP and openVPN protocols [closed]

Looking for VPN Server that support PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN Protocols, also these servers must use the same data base so each account created on any of these servers must work across all the other ...
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Juniper SSG 5 VPN

I have a host who set up our Juniper SSG 5 VPN with Firmware version-6.2.0r5.0 I've been trying to set up VPN on it using this guide: http://kb.juniper.net/InfoCenter/index?page=content&id=KB4094 ...
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Server doesn't accept L2TP connections although it is configured to

I own a Windows Server 2003 VPN server which my clients connect to for accessing the local network.. I have configures the RRAS to use the RADIUS authentication and accept connections. The PPTP ...
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setup Zyxel USG 20W as L2TP VPN Server

I have a Zywall USG 20W (wireless disabled) behind a router supplied by my ISP. All ports (both TCP and UDP) on the ISP router are forwarded to the 20W. I'm trying to configure an L2TP VPN to be used ...
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How to setup VPN Client in Microsoft 08 R2

Our third party IT provider left us. We need to get a VPN connection setup with a client as soon as possible. I am mostly a software guy and networking is beyond my scope. We have been provided the ...
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Unable to connect from Windows to VPN while Android and iPad can

I've got a L2TP/IPSec VPN set up on CentOS (Amazon AMI) with racoon, ipsec-tools and xl2tp. I'm using a version of racoon from this repo, as it allows the use of IPSec ID wildcards (or no ...
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ASA 5505 stops local internet when connected to VPN

I have a Cisco ASA router running firmware 8.2(5) which hosts an internal LAN on 192.168.30.0/24. I have used the VPN Wizard to setup L2TP access and I can connect in fine from a Windows box and can ...
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Packet flooding while configuring a Debian L2TP/IPSec client?

I'm currently at my wits end trying to configure an L2TP over IPSec VPN connection on my Debian using openswan and xl2tp box connecting to a server of unknown configuration. I've managed to ...
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Have some questions about setting up a VPN to my private cloud servers

TLDR: I wish to VPN to our cloud servers. Is there any free VPN server software that runs on W2K8? No, I don't want to : Download 3rd party software for the -clients- (We want to use the built in ...
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No TCP connections to hosts behind VPN server (SYN, SYN-ACK, but no ACK), UDP, ICMP works

I'm probably doing something incredibly stupid, but I just can't seem to figure out what. Here's what I'm trying to accomplish: I want remote users to be able to log into our network, so I set up a ...
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OS X Lion Server single user multiple VPN connections

I have an OS X Server set up as a VPN server. The problem is, when I connect my iPhone to the server with my username and password, my laptop is disconnected. Then when I reconnect my laptop, my ...
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Is L2TP preshared key anywhere stored in plaintext on w2k8?

Some time ago I have configured l2tp vpn server on w2k8 rras that uses preshared key. Now I am trying to setup another client but the key that I have documented does not seem to be correct. I have ...
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L2TP/IPSec from Windows 7 to ASA 5520

I am trying to setup L2TP/IPSec on our ASA5520 to support a fringe case for one of our developers. The Windows VPN subsystem apparently stores the kerberos or NTLM cookie for the login when you use ...
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Debian squeeze as L2TP/IPSec gateway for Android devices

I'm trying to configure Debian squeeze as L2TP/IPSec VPN for Android devices, but with no great success. So far I have done following: Successfully configured Debian with openswan implementation of ...
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Pfsense IPsec VPN not listening on port 500?

I am trying to setup a home VPN with IPsec as I have read about PPTP having some security problems and being outdated. I found an article on the web that shows you how to setup an IPsec VPN here which ...
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Can't get the L2TP IPSEC up and running

i have an Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric) server running on a ReadyNAS. Im planning to use this to accept ipsec+l2tp connections through a router. However, the connection is failing somewhere half through. ...
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Can l2tp carry IGMP packet?

If a client connects to one vpn server, can it join a video meeting which is based on IGMP?
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L2TP and multiple interfaces on the machine

We have setup ipsec and l2tp on linux. One question came up (due to firewall management policy) is whether it's possible to have 1 virtual interface instead of one per connected client. Now we have: ...
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How to make LAN PCs (Windows) accessible from a SonicWALL L2TP VPN connection

We have several LAN devices connected via a physical wired network to a SonicWALL TZ210 on subnet 192.168.2.0/24. Several of those devices are assigned DHCP addresses in the range 192.168.2.100 to ...
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If IPSec has its own IP tunnel support why do some add LT2P to the stack?

I understand that you can use IPSec to tunnel data securely. According to the Wikipedia page and a few other sources it can also tunnel IP packets and then route them through an interface. That would ...
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Site-to-site VPN with multiple WAN links

I want to set up a site-to-site VPN using multiple ISPs and WAN links, such that all traffic to/from site A goes via site B, and the implementation details are completely transparent to the LAN at ...
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L2TP VPN routing issue with iphone/ipad

I am able to connect to our company's VPN with L2TP on the iphone and ipad, however, I can only get to certain resources in our company network but not others. After looking at the iOS device logs ...
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L2TP/IPSec PreShared Key VPN

I tried to setup a L2TP/IPsec VPN server with PSK authentication according to this tutorial on a Ubuntu server but there is a problem when I'm trying to connect to this server with a Windows 7 client. ...
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How to connect to xl2tp on linux?

I have install an l2tp server named xl2tp, I want to know if there is any l2tp client for linux which can connect the server?
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Error connecting to Sonicwall L2TP VPN from iPad/iPhone

A client has a Sonicwall Pro 2040 running SonicOS 3.0, and they'd like to be able to use the L2TP VPN client from their iPads to connect to internal services (Citrix, etc). I've enabled the L2TP VPN ...
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How to issue machine certificates to Android devices trying to connect to L2TP VPN (L2TP/IPsec with Certificate)?

I are trying to find a way to connect Android devices to our VPN box running Windows Sever 2008. We manage to configure a couple Android devices to connect via PPTP. However, I would like to be able ...
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Can I host a VPN service on a shared Windows Host I already have?

I have a windows hosting plan with Plesk control panel, FTP, email and other popular options already found in common windows hosting plans. I want to know whether I can convert my hosting plan to a ...
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iptables rules to allow L2TP/IPSEC VPN behind firewall

I asked about this on the Smoothwall Express forums but they are understandably reluctant to provide to much help. After all, they really want to sell the commercial version. I need to provide an ...
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Is there any L2TP client without IPsec?

I want to use L2TP to through NAT, but i do not need IPsec, because IPsec waste much CPU. I can setup one L2TP server on linux, so is there any L2TP windows client without IPsec ?
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Extract number of users connected to IPSsec/L2tpd server

We have a new corporate VPN server running Ipsec (Openswan) + xl2tpd + pppd. When a user connects, pppd runs the /etc/ppp/auth-up script which logs the time and username that has connected to ...
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Disconnected after connecting to VPN when using remote desktop

I need to be able to remote desktop to a Windows 2008 machine and then from that machine connect to our corporate L2TP VPN. However, as soon as the VPN connects, the remote desktop session hangs and I ...
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What is difference between L2TP and PPTP?

I need a high performance VPN server, who can tell me the difference between L2TP and PPTP ?
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redhat5 and l2tp client

Hi i am trying to setup a VPN connection with my redhat 5 machine the VPN server I am using suggested that l2tp will work much better then my current pptp setup (which does not really usable) any ...
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IPsec/L2TP VPN with OSX client: xl2tpd reports “maximum retries exceeded”

I'm following this guide for getting an IPsec/L2TP VPN server set up on a Gentoo machine, and I'm having trouble getting an OS X client to connect. From the logs, I believe I'm making an IPsec ...
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iPad/iPhone L2TP VPN locks up SonicWall NSA2400 Randomly

Ok so I've got iPad/iPhone's connecting to my network via L2TP VPN setup interfacing with a Sonicwall NSA 2400 gateway. The problem is that sometimes when the iPad/iPhone is connected over the VPN ...
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Mac and L2TP VPN no problems, xp, vista and 7 no go :s

I've got some weird problem and I'm out off options. The situation: When connecting from my mac to the VPN server (Windows Server 2003 R2) with L2TP PSK, everything works like it should. However, ...
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L2TP iptables port forward

I'm setting up port forwarding for an L2TP VPN connection to the local Windows 2003 VPN server. The router is a simpel Debian machine with iptables. The VPN server works perfect. But I cannot log in ...
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Configuring OS X L2TP VPN to use Certificate for IPSEC layer instead of Pre Shared Key

I'm trying to setup a L2TP VPN on an OS X Snow Leopard Server setup, and have had success using a pre-shared key, however I would rather not rely on a simple string, and use a certificate instead. ...
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How do you enable L2TP in a Cisco Firewall?

I am trying to find out how to allow L2TP traffic through a PIX 515e firewall. Windows 2003 is already configured. Thank you. EDIT: 6.1(2) is the sh version response.
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Using Ubuntu Karmic as an L2TP Client for VPN

I'm trying to connect to a VPN service over L2TP using Karmic as a client and it's not working. The only details I have are the remote IP address, username & password, and a shared secret string; ...
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OpenSwan + xl2tpd VPN: How can I share Internet connection

I have an OpenSwan IPSec + L2TP VPN on Linux setup working from off of my server so I can connect to it from my laptop (roadwarrior setup). I am able to connect to the VPN remotely just fine, however ...
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Setting-up Windows Server 2003 as an L2TP/IPSEC VPN server

I'm looking for a pointer to step-by-step instructions for setting-up a Win Server 2003 Std box as a L2TP/IPSEC VPN server. I don't need to use certificates - pre-shared key is sufficient - and the ...