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Old 11-05-2010, 10:58 AM
Werner Jaeger
Default Bug#602504: ITP: l2tp-ipsec-vpn -- Control your L2TP IPsec VPN connections

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Werner Jaeger <werner.jaeger@t-systems.com>

Package name : l2tp-ipsec-vpn
Version : 0.9.4
Upstream Author : Werner Jaeger <werner.jaeger@t-systems.com>
URL : http://launchpad.net/~werner-jaeger/
License : GPL
Programming Lang: C++
Description : Control your L2TP IPsec VPN connections

This GUI is not a network manager plugin. However, it provides a system tray
icon in the notification area from which a non privileged user can establish
and bring down L2TP over IPsec VPN connections.

There is also a 'Edit connections' menu item. In order to bring up the
editor dialog, a non privileged user must authenticate as root.

>From there the user can add, remove and edit vpn connections.

Editing allows configuring various options for IPsec, L2TP and PPP.

Among others, the user can configure eg. the gateway, the use of either
PSK or a certificate for authentication, various L2TP options as redial-
timeout and attempts and of course all important PPP options. It also
allows you to configure PPP for tunnel splitting because you can add
routes as you want.

When applying your settings, all necessary configuration files are written
accordingly (ipsec.conf, xl2tp.conf, options.xl2tpd, opensc.conf up and
down scripts ...).

It relies on Openswan and xl2tp packages as the underlying protocol

You can also use certificates on your local machine or, if e.g. OpenSC is
installed and configured, even on a smart card to handle PPP

The GUI automatically detects when network interfaces are going up or
down and can (if so configured) automatically establish or close VPN

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