[Openswan Users] MacOSX 10.4.8/OpenSWAN 2.4.7/xltpd 1.1.06

Tomasz Grzelak tgrzelak at gmail.com
Tue Jan 16 15:57:11 EST 2007

Pepijn Oomen napisał(a):
> Can anyone confirm if the following is working, or not? Or maybe give me
> any hints on how to solve this?
> Software being used:
> Debian 3.1 (Sarge), Linux 2.4.27-3-686 #1 Wed Feb 8 12:40:33 UTC 2006
> i686 GNU/Linux
> OpenSWAN 2.4.7 (build from 1:2.4.6+dfsg.2-1 with sbuild against Sarge)
> xltpd (build based on 0.70-pre20031121-2.1)
> ppp 2.4.3-20050321+2sarge1
> I have everything working, but after one hour the connection is lost:
> xl2tpd[30892]: Maximum retries exceeded for tunnel 46663.  Closing.

Well... I had exactly the same problem. I tested Openswan on Debian
(Woody, kernel 2.6.9 & Sarge, kernel I didn't find any
solution for the issue with (x)l2tpd, neither on the Internet nor by
myself :(
So I decided to try another l2tp daemon. I used rp-l2tp. I was very
satisfied with it - I didn't notice any tunnel stability problems (it
worked for above 24h with no problems at all).

But consult other people if using rp-l2tp is a good choice. I remember
Jacco didn't advice using rp-l2tp, because it did not support some
features the xl2tp did.

For some info about configuring rp-l2tp look at my site:


Tomasz Grzelak

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