May 31, 2013

Katalix Systems today announced that the latest version of its ProL2TP software is available, providing enhanced support for the Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol (L2TP), a standard protocol for tunnelling L2 traffic over an Internet Protocol (IP) network.

ProL2TP is commercial L2TP software for Linux systems that provides L2TPv2 and L2TPv3 support. It is designed for use in network environments scaling from small office networks to ISP network infrastructure, and is suitable for a wide range of hardware.

The new software has improved Cisco L2TPv3 interoperability and adds an in-memory log buffer that, when enabled, lets administrators monitor detailed operation logs in a busy system without filling system log files.

Version 1.6 also lets operators mitigate Linux bridge limits and connect many thousands of L2TPv3 ethernet/VLAN pseudowires together, giving users more flexibility in the design of their network.

ProL2TP is optimised for Linux, and has been designed to keep the data path in the kernel for maximum throughput. It has minimal runtime dependencies, allowing the same software package to run on large backend systems or on small embedded systems in customer premises.

The software can provide an end-to-end L2TP deployment solution, or can interoperate with other implementations as a component of a wider system. It provides protocol support for L2TPv2 and L2TPv3 over IPv4 and IPv6.

A comprehensive management and plugin API allows the core software to be easily integrated with external software packages or management systems. ProL2TP has a flexible licensing scheme for anything from a few host licenses up to a full-blown source code license with SDK support.

ProL2TP Version 1.6 is available now, with free trials available. See for more information.


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