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Connecting to the LU VPN

The Lund University VPN is a system to secure connect from outside the LU network to services and machines inside the LU network. It should be used when travelling or when connecting from non secure places.

Instructions on how to configure it for windows and macOS are available at the official documentation website:

For other systems only generic instructions are given:

But below I will detail how to configure and install in commonly used distributions.

LUVPN on Ubuntu 18.04

The VPN connection is based on a networkmanager plugin for gnome. If you're not running network manager and/or gnome, there might be other solutions, please contact me.

  1. Install the needed packages
    apt-get install network-manager-l2tp network-manager-l2tp-gnome
  2. Open the settings dialog
  3. Select Network (1) and click on the + symbol next to the VPN
  4. Choose “Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol (L2TP)”
  5. Insert the following information for the Generic VPN config:
    1. (optional) configure IPsec :WIP: this is currently not working for Linux. I will investigate how to make it work.
    2. Save by pressing the Add button on top of the window.
  6. Activate the VPN by pressing the switch. You will be asked for the LUCAT password.
  7. If the connection worked, you should see a small lock connected to the network in the notification icons on the upper right, like the one in the picture below:

LUVPN on OpenSuSE 15.1

it_tips/luvpn.1584024940.txt.gz · Last modified: 2020/03/12 14:55 by florido