L2TP over IPsec VPN Manager – 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.

Features : 

  • Pure L2tp or L2tp over IPSEC VPN connetions
  • supports PSK or certificate IPSEC authentication
  • Supports PAP, CHAP, MS-Chap, MS-Chap2, EAP authentication protocol
  • Supports certificates for EAP authentication on local machine or on SmartCard

Installing L2TP over IPsec VPN Manager

The L2TP/IPSec applet builds on a variety of Unix and Unix-like operating systems including Linux and Solaris.

* A compiler is required and fortunately almost all modern Unix systems have one
* Following libraries must be available at compile time:
** libcppunit
** libctemplate
** libengine-pkcs11-openssl
** libltdl
** libqt4
** libssl
** qt4-qmake

Download the latest versions of l2tp-ipsec-vpn-daemon_n.n.n.tar.gz and l2tp-ipsec-vpn_n.n.n.tar.gz.
Unpack with this commands:

$> tar xvfz l2tp-ipsec-vpn-daemon_n.n.n.tar.gz
$> tar xvfz l2tp-ipsec-vpn_n.n.n.tar.gz

Next compile l2tp-ipsec-vpn-daemon and l2tp-ipsec-vpn:

$> cd l2tp-ipsec-vpn-daemon
$> make
$> cd ../l2tp-ipsec-vpn
$> make

If both sources compiled without complaint, you are ready to install it on your
system. Administrator privileges are required to install. To install, type

$> cd l2tp-ipsec-vpn-daemon
$> sudo make install
$> cd l2tp-ipsec-vpn
$> sudo make install

– transfered writing files connectionName.info and defaultgateway.info to

Changelog VPN Daemon 0.9.8 :

Download Latest Version :
l2tp-ipsec-vpn-daemon_0.9.8.tar.gz http://sourceforge.net/projects/l2tp-ipsec-vpn/files/l2tp-ipsec-vpn-daemon/0.9.8/l2tp-ipsec-vpn-daemon_0.9.8.tar.gz/download
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Read more in here : https://launchpad.net/l2tp-ipsec-vpn