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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.6

Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) Standard or Specification

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Description: Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) specifies multi-protocol access via point-to-point protocol (PPP). L2TP facilitates the tunneling of PPP packets across an intervening network in a way that is as transparent as possible to both end-users and applications.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.8
Decision Date: 08/05/2020
Aliases: RFC 3931; RFC 2661
Introduced By: TRMSP
Standards Body: Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (08/05/2020).