Wanted: L2TP setup guide



  • I am having no luck in setting up L2TP.  Has anybody else had success?

    I configured and enabled L2TP, and setup a firewall rule, just like pptp.  PPTP works great, but no L2TP



  • It doesn't (yet) add the IPsec part it requires to function.
    http://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/show/475



  • Okay, so its not functional yet?



  • not without manually configuring the IPsec part



  • @cmb:

    not without manually configuring the IPsec part

    Hi All,

    Hope it's OK to jump on this thread.  I'm also trying to set up the L2TP server using version 2 Beta and would appreciate any help with the steps required.

    I have PPTP VPN working using version 1.2.3 but as you know, it will not allow you to VPN out to other servers which I would like to do.

    On my version 2 system it seems to indicate all is working but when I try to log in from one of my handheld devices (I use this to test getting a connection) the option for L2TP asks for a "pre-shared key".

    I looked through the forum and also read through the link cmb provided above but didn't understand what I have to do to create the key for L2TP, or, all the IPsec info in the link. I'm a 'newbie' and the instructions were way too technical for me to follow and figure out which part I need to do for my system.

    Can someone answer the following questions to help me understand what it will take to get this to work ?

    • If I'm able to create the key, will L2TP work for me ?

    • What part of the IPsec setup do I need for the L2TP server to work ?

    Thanks.

    Jay



  • If you aren't familiar with IPsec and tunnel vs. transport mode, phase 1 and 2, etc. it's not something you'll be able to successfully deploy right now. Hang tight and check the status of that ticket on occasion, once we determine how to best handle the IPsec portion and get that implemented it will be easy to work with.



  • @cmb:

    If you aren't familiar with IPsec and tunnel vs. transport mode, phase 1 and 2, etc. it's not something you'll be able to successfully deploy right now. Hang tight and check the status of that ticket on occasion, once we determine how to best handle the IPsec portion and get that implemented it will be easy to work with.

    Thanks for the quick reply cmb.

    Will keep an eye on the progress and looking forward to trying it out.

    Just recently stumbled on pfSense. It's a very impressive accomplishment for whoever is doing all this work !

    Jay


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