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L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol)
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Cisco documention: Access VPDN Dial-In Using L2TP

Cisco paper: "Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol"

IETF Working Group: Layer Two Tunneling Protocol Extensions (l2tpext)

Redback Networks

L2TPD open source implementation of L2TP

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