[clug] IPSec / L2TP as dial-in access for remote netbook

Ian McLeod ianmcleod75 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 19 06:11:17 MDT 2009

Has anyone figured out the rocket science behind configuring a IPSec / 
L2TP capable router as a 'dial-in' server (remote access - not LAN2LAN) 
for a netbook or laptop (with Ubuntu)?

I hear PPTP is easy to set up - but insecure.

Basically I have a Billion 7404-VGO-M VPN capable modem with PPTP, IPSec 
and L2TP, and a small netbook running Ubuntu - and not a clue how to get 
VPN working.  I have searched over the Net and found instructions 
resembling Ikea manuals for how to construct a kit nuclear reactor - 
nothing straight forward - if this is possible.

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