[Openswan Users] PPP tty is not open yet error

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Fri Feb 6 13:39:47 EST 2009

On Wed, 28 Jan 2009, Philipp.Weirauch at checkmobile.de wrote:

> I seem to miss something quite basic :-) trying now since 4 weeks to get 
> the vpn up and running - the ipsec seems to work, the l2tp also gets up 
> (at least thats how i interpret it), BUT the ppp is not coming up with its 
> ppp0 device. since I have no integrated modem but run over a system with 2 
> internal ethernet network cards, I am not getting how to set up the ppp 
> daemon to produce correct ppp0 devices :-(
> system: opensuse 11.0, kernel, l2tpd from Jacco de 
> Leeuw. (I read through the whole mailing list, and found nothing except a 
> fedora user with a similar problem in 2004. the solution was there to get 
> some "character devices" configured within the kernel. but I have no idea 
> of how to do that with suse...)
> i start the ipsec, than the l2tp, but what to do with the ppp? is'nt that 
> a process which is called by l2tpd? and how do I "teach" pppd to come up 
> with a ppp0 device?? 

l2tpd starts up the pppd which creates the pppX devices.

Try xl2tpd instead of l2tpd.


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