[Openswan Users] L2TP/PPP authentication

Jacco de Leeuw jacco2 at dds.nl
Wed Apr 27 00:25:13 CEST 2005

Alan Tamer Vasques wrote:

> I'm trying to configure a IPSec/L2TP linux client, but I'm facing some 
> little troubles.
> Basically, the IPSec tunnel is stablished successfully, but the L2TP/PPP 
> authentication fails.
> The first problem is that, looking at /var/log/messages in my VPN Server, it 
> says that the user is my client's hostname and not a real user that I want.

You can specify the 'user' option in options.l2tpd.
See 'man pppd'.

> Then, I configure my options.l2tpd file on the VPN Server to not perform 
> authentication (noauth). Then, the ppp0 appears on both sides, but the 
> server can't determine the Ethernet address of my client with the "proxyarp" 
> option.

Both sides run Linux? I would not recommend L2TP for such a setup.
IPsec without L2TP is easier to use.

Jacco de Leeuw                         mailto:jacco2 at dds.nl
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