L2TP (remote access)

The Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) enables you to provide connections to your network through private tunnels over the internet. The firewall supports L2TP as defined in RFC 3931.

Note To activate a connection, you must first enable L2TP. Click Show VPN settings and click the L2TP tab.
  • To turn a connection on, click the Active status indicator.
  • To connect, click the Connection status indicator.
Table 1. Connection status

Active

Connection

Description

Button showing active status

Icon showing connections aren't established

Connection is active, but tunnel isn't established.

Button showing active status

Icon showing connections are established

Connection is active, and tunnels are established.

Button showing active status

Icon showing at least one connection's not established

Connection is active, but at least one tunnel isn't established. When you configure more than one local or remote subnet, Sophos Firewall establishes a tunnel for each local and remote subnet pair.

Button showing inactive status

Icon showing connections aren't established

Connection is inactive.