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[openFATE 309322] L2TP support in openSUSE
Feature changed by: Michal Marek (michal-m)
Feature #309322, revision 21
Title: L2TP support in openSUSE

openSUSE-11.3: Implementation
Requester: Important
Projectmanager: Important

Requested by: Yasha Gindikin (slonoinquisitor)
Product Manager: (Novell)
Project Manager: (Novell)
Engineering Manager: (Novell)
Developer: (Novell)
Partner organization:

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.

- L2TP-protocol connection setup for VPN via YaST in yast2-network
module (feature/id: 310571)

Business case (Partner benefit): 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.

#1: Vitaliy Tomin (highwaystar) (2010-04-16 03:39:28)
There are xl2tpd package in obs
It looks good and built for curent factory.

#2: Yasha Gindikin (slonoinquisitor) (2010-04-16 05:49:46) (reply to
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

#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
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.

#6: Сергей Миронов (serg0) (2010-09-19 21:11:45)
Hi. I have the same problem and posted my own
After it I found this post.
I think it'll very well if developers will make in openSUSE 11.4 full
support of xl2tpd via YaST (module DSL in yast2-network). So the l2tp-
connection would be done throuth chosing appropriate protocol like
Ethernet or PPTP in DSL module of YaST.

#7: Pushistik Pushistik (pushistik) (2010-11-03 22:34:24) (
also for openSUSE and other linux. VPNPPTP  supports L2TP.

#8: Thomas Schmidt (digitaltomm) (2010-12-21 12:41:57)
Can we set this to done?

#9: Yasha Gindikin (slonoinquisitor) (2010-12-26 13:11:49) (reply to
I guess no, we can't. Although the xl2tp package was added to the
repository, still no means are provided to create and configure the
l2tp connection, apart from editing text config files. Instead, a user
should be able to use Yast or Network Manager for the purpose. In
openSUSE 11.3 this is not possible. I have not checked the factory
11.4, though. Am I missing something?

+ #10: Michal Marek (michal-m) (2011-01-06 20:08:01) (reply to #9)
+ I guess this needs a motivated user from Russia to start working on
+ this. My understanding is that l2tp is not used by ISPs in other
+ countries, so developers from other countries don't see the need for
+ this and also cannot test in real life scenarios...

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