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Add support for unencrypted L2TPv2 client connections
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Please can you add support for unencrypted L2TPv2 over UDP (RFC2661) clients to VyOS.

Configuration might look something like this:

set interface l2tpv2 l2tp0 server
set interface l2tpv2 l2tp0 default-route force
set interface l2tpv2 l2tp0 mtu 1492
set interface l2tpv2 l2tp0 enable-ipv6
set interface l2tpv2 l2tp0 user-id <Username>
set interface l2tpv2 l2tp0 password <Password>

Or maybe l2tpv2 is an encapsulation type of another type of interface.

Andrews and Arnold (AAISP) offer this as a commercial service for people using 'inferior broadband':

They provide configuration guides:

The Cisco configuration seems the least intuitive.

As originally asked here:


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Why the issue appeared?
Will be filled on close
Is it a breaking change?
Unspecified (possibly destroys the router)

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njh created this task.Feb 3 2019, 5:17 PM
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Also very interested in this. Ready and willing to test.

Another willing to test.

njh updated the task description. (Show Details)Mon, Nov 2, 12:32 AM
njh set Is it a breaking change? to Unspecified (possibly destroys the router).
njh added a comment.Mon, Nov 2, 12:42 AM

Not had a lot of time recently, but I have kind of been waiting for the configuration nodes to be ported to Python, so that this can be written in the new / modern way.

Now that this is mostly done, I suspect that it wouldn't be too hard to implement - copying a different PPP based module as a starting point.

It looks like xl2tpd is available in Debian, so won't need packaging separately:

And it looks like the Kernel modules exist in my VyOS kernel (VyOS 1.3-rolling-202006110117):

vyos@vyos:~$ grep 'L2TP' /boot/config-4.19.125-amd64-vyos