StrongSwan / L2TP using xl2tpd

Part of my job are system administrative tasks at Accelerated IT Services, the company I work for. In case of emergencies I need a secure connection from home to the office. Our usual network equipment is from Juniper (awesome CLI really love that stuff!) though for testing/evaluation and our bureaus our network department bought an Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Pro (haven’t had time to take a closer look, yet) and configured IPsec/L2TP for me. This post is about setting a client connection up for that.
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Linux IPSEC using strongswan

Recently I took a look at some techniques I always wanted to take a look at. IPSEC for example is one of those techniques. Remembering how long it took my work-colleague to setup an ipsec connection I thought this would be a nightmare. Took him a few days to get a working ipsec connection to a customer appliance – seems that had nothing to do with ipsec. The horrible part was the documentation or rather the lack of proper documentation for that specific Peplink appliance. Anyway, here’s how you can setup ipsec pretty simple and fast.
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