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FS#13357 - {core} l2tp support needed (xl2tp from community)

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Wednesday, 18 February 2009, 12:13 GMT
Last edited by Andrea Scarpino (BaSh) - Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 07:41 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Aaron Griffin (phrakture)
Thomas Bächler (brain0)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2009.02
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 4
Private No


Some internet providers use L2TP protocol, so one of aur l2tp packages should be moved to core and included into isos.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Andrea Scarpino (BaSh)
Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 07:41 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing: it/commit/?id=935a26986ed7aa5ad552341af1 28c7e5a603c7c0
Comment by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Friday, 20 February 2009, 23:39 GMT
I use xl2tpd and move it to community.
Comment by Thomas Bächler (brain0) - Sunday, 31 May 2009, 00:23 GMT
What is the process of setting up l2tp and which is the smallest/simplest/best implementation to use? Preferably one with few dependencies - and one that works. Is xl2tpd the one you would recommend?
Comment by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Sunday, 31 May 2009, 18:15 GMT
I never used something else xl2tpd. It was recomended on my provider's forum. Set up process is like on pptp.

cat /etc/xl2tpd/xl2tpd.conf
access control = no
auth file = /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
debug avp = no
debug network = no
debug packet = no
debug state = no
debug tunnel = no

[lac L2TP.freedom]
lns = l2tp.freedom
redial = yes
redial timeout = 30
max redials = 1000000
require chap = yes
require authentication = no
name = icl2tp
ppp debug = no
pppoptfile = /etc/ppp/peers/vrn-ihome-l2tp
require pap = no
autodial = yes

after xl2tpd starts, you can manage connection with

echo "c L2TP.freedom" >/var/run/xl2tpd/l2tp-control


echo "d L2TP.freedom" >/var/run/xl2tpd/l2tp-control

which means connect/disconnect
Comment by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Sunday, 31 May 2009, 18:18 GMT
you should also setup ppp files before

(/etc/ppp/peers/vrn-ihome-l2tp and /etc/ppp/chap-secrets)
Comment by Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera) - Wednesday, 20 January 2010, 19:40 GMT
  • Field changed: Severity (Medium → Low)
status/decision about this?
Comment by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Wednesday, 20 January 2010, 20:24 GMT
New link to xl2tpd is

It is easy to maintain, PKGBUILD is clear.
Comment by Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera) - Sunday, 24 January 2010, 17:58 GMT
  • Field changed: Status (Assigned → Waiting on Response)
Since the package "xl2tpd" is now in [community] repos, this task can be closed as "Implemented"?
Comment by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Monday, 25 January 2010, 09:47 GMT
  • Field changed: Percent Complete (100% → 0%)
How can I download xl2tp from community if I can not get internet connection without it? or it is already added to install iso?
Comment by Thomas Bächler (brain0) - Monday, 25 January 2010, 10:36 GMT
If that is a showstopper, then we need to put it in core, so the installable package will be on the installation media.
Comment by Paul Mattal (paul) - Saturday, 06 March 2010, 20:05 GMT
Is there any other way to designate packages to go on the installation media? I feel like this came up recently for something else, but can't recall what.

As core has lots of other implications (e.g. signoffs), it would be good to have a way to get things onto the install media without their having to be in core.

Could we create an "installer" group that spans the repos and includes packages that should be on the installation media?
Comment by Glenn Matthys (RedShift) - Monday, 15 November 2010, 14:51 GMT
What's the status of this issue?
Comment by Vitaly (jauthu) - Wednesday, 10 August 2011, 01:22 GMT
It is not a problem to download xl2tpd(or pptpd, which is also very popular in Russia) and install them just after Arch Installation. But it is much more convinient to have all needed for internet setup right on the ISO.