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L2TPv3 vs IPsec

Dear Group,

I am currently working on L2TPv3 which provides layer 2 VPN and transparently forwards any layer 2 frames from one site of customer to other site over Service Provider's IP network. I want to know that which protocol provides stronger security with efficiency. As in IPsec add another header of ESP or AH at layer 3 while L2TP add its 12 bytes header between IP and Layer 2 frame. In IPsec we use algorithms for encryption and integrity while in L2TP there is no algorithm we use. Kindly comment on the security mechanism of IPsec vs L2TPv3.

Regards,

Mujeeb

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Re: L2TPv3 vs IPsec

L2TPv2 and v3 doesn't encrypt any payload. It's just a protocol where you can tunnel any other Layer 2 protocol (like MPLS).

EDIT: Check Wikipedia ;)

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