View Full Version : [ubuntu] L2TP as simple as XP

October 8th, 2010, 07:28 AM
Hi All,

I am trying to completely switch to ubuntu as I am encountering viruses on a daily basis here in China and I'm sick of it.

My problem is that I need to use a VPN to access unrestricted internet from here. The company that I buy VPN service from has pptp and l2tp but the pptp is too detectable by the great firewall and is unreliable at best.

On xp I am able to set up a l2tp connection directly using just ip address, username and password. Is there anything in ubuntu that I can use so simply? Everything I have looked at so far wants me to have a shared key or a certificate.

I'm probably missing some important point which will make it work, but until then I'm stuck with xp and viruses galore. Please help.


October 13th, 2010, 09:59 AM
I guess I will just have to use xp then. Yay.

November 23rd, 2010, 10:09 PM

you might want to try out Werner Jaeger's PPA:
As Werner states (https://bugs.launchpad.net/network-manager/+bug/264691/comments/20) you need to install all 3 packages.

Best regards