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[openFATE 309322] L2TP support in openSUSE
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  • Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 17:05:11 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <feature-309322-16@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Dinar Valeev (k0da)
Feature #309322, revision 16
Title: L2TP support in openSUSE

openSUSE-11.3: Candidate
Priority
Requester: Important
Projectmanager: Important

Requested by: Yasha Gindikin (slonoinquisitor)
Developer: (Novell)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
Please, add the xl2tpd package to the installation DVD and official
repository, and provide a way to create and configure the L2TP
connection through the Network Manager and Yast.

Business case (Partner benefit):
openSUSE.org: Currently, many internet providers switch from the older
Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) to a newer one, called Layer 2
Tunneling Protocol (L2TP). This transition is especially noticeable in
Russia, where both large and smaller ISP companies tend to obtrude it
without any alternative upon the end-user. However, the support for
L2TP is totally missing in openSUSE. Specifically, the xl2tpd package
to provide the support is absent in official repositories and has no
assigned maintainer. Which is a shame, since most solid distribution,
including Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and Mandriva, have this package in
their repos. Then, in no way can the L2TP connection be created or
configured in Network Manager and Yast. Generally, there is no
configuration tool for L2TP available in openSUSE, apart from editing
the text configs. The situation should be improved.
Refs:
[1] http://www.jacco2.dds.nl/networking/linux-l2tp.html
[2] http://www.xelerance.com/software/xl2tpd/

Discussion:
#1: Vitaliy Tomin (highwaystar) (2010-04-16 03:39:28)
There are xl2tpd package in obsĀ 
https://build.opensuse.org/package/show?package=xl2tpd&project=home:k0da
(https://build.opensuse.org/package/show?package=xl2tpd&project=home:k0da)
It looks good and built for curent factory.

#2: Yasha Gindikin (slonoinquisitor) (2010-04-16 05:49:46) (reply to
#1)
Yeah, but this is just a home project of an enthusiast, rather than an
official build supported by an official maintainer. Packages that
provide critical functionality like web access should have the solid
official support. The k0da build may provide a good starting point for
that.

#3: Dinar Valeev (k0da) (2010-04-19 13:42:02)
Created request id 38207 to network:vpn repository

#4: Yasha Gindikin (slonoinquisitor) (2010-04-19 15:19:02) (reply to
#3)
Thank you, Dinar! As far as I understand, now there is a chance for the
package to be shipped with the next openSUSE release (12.0)?

+ #5: Dinar Valeev (k0da) (2010-05-10 17:05:08)
+ xl2tpd now in Factory.



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