A GUI to manage L2TP over IPsec virtual private network connections.
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 handlers.
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 authentication.
The GUI automatically detects when network interfaces are going up or down and can (if so configured) automatically establish or close VPN connections.
All bugs Latest bugs reported
Bug #1475651: Unable to connect to work L2TP/IPSec VPN On Debian Sid
Reported on 2015-07-17
Bug #1408662: Executing command service xl2tpd stop
Reported on 2015-01-08
Bug #1404871: No package available in 14.10?
Reported on 2014-12-22
Bug #1398763: Timeout during xl2tpd service start although the connection comes up fine
Reported on 2014-12-03
Bug #1340762: no notification icon shows
Reported on 2014-07-11
All questions Latest questions
L2tpIPsecVpnControlDaemon is either not started or connection to it failed
Posted on 2012-11-21
OS X server behind NAT failed to negotiate
Posted on 2012-09-13
Problems connecting to VPN in Ubuntu 12.04
Posted on 2012-01-05
L2TP won't connect on Ubuntu 11.04
Posted on 2011-11-27
Failed to Login with Ubuntu 11.10
Posted on 2011-11-27