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L2TP/IPsec in Fedora 29

asked 2019-03-27 10:39:00 -0600

swan gravatar image

Hello, I would ask you for help with L2TP/IPsec in Fedora 29. I am quite new in Fedora world, I know networking (specially RouterOS) but did not find any documentation how to setup L2TP/IPsec VPN client in Fedora.

Is there any best practice or the most standard/reliable way how to achieve this in Fedora 29?

thank you in advance

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answered 2019-03-30 01:37:04 -0600

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I am not sure why you are using L2TP vpn, and I am no "security expert", but I have lived in countries with very repressive internet policies and I had to use VPNs.

OpenVPN has been the defacto standard for many years, but there is a new protocol called Wireguard.

I don't wish to sound like a Wireguard salesman (it's free anyway), but it is very simple and exceptionally fast. There has been considerable discussion on adding to the Linux Kernel as Linus Torvalds himself has seen the code and called it a work of art.

I am sorry this doesn't answer your question, but I hope this gives you something to consider.

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answered 2019-03-27 12:20:27 -0600

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updated 2019-03-27 14:19:48 -0600

do a dnf search l2tp from command line.

You will find two packages that will enable L2TP VPN connection in Fedora.

NetworkManager-l2tp.x86_64 : NetworkManager VPN plugin for L2TP and L2TP/IPsec
NetworkManager-l2tp-gnome.x86_64 : NetworkManager VPN plugin for L2TP and
                                 : L2TP/IPsec - GNOME files

--> sudo dnf install 'NetworkManager-l2tp*'

After that, you can simply use Gnome's NetworkManager to setup the VPN connection.

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Right, thats what I was looking for, thank you. Now I need to fight with correct encryption algorithm, but htere is wiki on github:

swan gravatar imageswan ( 2019-03-28 06:32:06 -0600 )edit

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