Re: [ANNOUNCE] Release of NetworkManager-l2tp 0.1

On Mon, 2011-01-17 at 10:22 -0500, Paul Wouters wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Jan 2011, Alexey Torkhov wrote:
> > On Mon, 2011-01-17 at 09:47 -0500, Paul Wouters wrote:
> >> Are you talking at all to Alexander?
> >>
> >> His NetworkManager l2tp/ipsec plug code can be found at:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Almost all use of L2TP is wit IPsec, so it is very important that the plugin
> >> works with l2tp as well as openswan to configure an L2TP/IPsec tunnel.
> >
> > Well, my plugin setups pure L2TP tunnel using only xl2tpd without
> > openswan. This connection scheme is used by some major ISPs here in
> > Russia and I guess in some other countries too.
> Ahh. I didnt know that usage.
> > Is it possible to setup L2TP without IPsec using openswan-nm?
> I am not sure, but that should be made possible.
> It would definitely drag in openswan as dependancy even if not used. But
> I think I would prefer that over having two different plugins.

This will bring there advanced ppp settings dialog (similar to one in
pptp plugin), pppd plugin/etc. Also, a requested feature is to support

Won't this unnecessary bloat openswan-nm plugin?

And also from user perspective: openswan has more options concerning
ipsec whenever l2tp/pptp plugin have simple interface where user have
generally supply only vpn gateway address/username/password. Combining
all this will result in something monstrous.


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