[Openswan Users] L2TP/IPSEC & DSL ppp interface assignment

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Fri Mar 11 15:22:41 CET 2005

On Fri, 11 Mar 2005, Lewis Shobbrook wrote:

> connection that traditionally occupies the ppp0 device and is firewalled
> in reference to this drops out.  In the mean time while the connection
> is down we get an L2TP/IPSEC VPN connection coming in which then
> occupies the ppp0, when the DSL service comes back online it takes the
> next available ppp interface such as ppp1.
> The firewall is configured differently for this connection and this can
> cause service and security issues.
> Is there anyway to assign or reserve the ppp interface to prevent this
> from happening?

I believe you can use 'ppp+' in iptables to denoate 'any ppp device'.


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