I need to connect to a L2TP IPsec VPN using Ubuntu 14.10. I previously used L2TP IPsec VPN Manager 1.0.9 from Werner Jaeger in Ubuntu 14.04, and it worked great, but that no longer appears to be supported in 14.10. I have xl2tpd installed. I no longer see the option to add a L2TP Ipsec VPN connection under the VPN Connections menu in Network Connections. Any help or guidance is appreciated.
The lt2p-ipsec-vpn package was deprecated along with OpenSwan. Ubuntu has replaced OpenSwan with StrongSwan, which is available in the
main, along with a corresponding network manager plugin in
apt-get install strongswan network-manager-strongswan
StrongSwan should work with xl2tpd
I know it's a best practice to paste the actual scripts but it's quite a bit. And honestly a link here would have saved me some trouble so hopefully someone finds this useful...
Maybe after I'm done I'll share the final script.
A few implementation notes
- I had to remove the
lockkeyword from /etc/ppp/options.l2tpd.client
- Username and password should be specified when
rightsubnet=0.0.0.0/0was added to the connection in /etc/ipsec.conf even though mine was a site-to-site VPN
ip linklists your devices. There should be a
pppNin the list where N is a number from
- For site-to-site I used the following to add a new route...
ip route add 192.168.192.0/24 dev ppp0