Any reason we can't have a blank Group ID?

Asked by Micah on 2018-08-05

Hello crew,

Mikrotik's RoadWarrior VPN (one of their very common VPN setups) defaults to L2TP/Xauth ("Cisco") - perfect for VPNC to use. But the Mikrotik setup does not apply a "Group name". The MacOS integrated Cisco VPN client doesn't require a Group ID. Nor does the Shrew Soft VPN client for Windows.

I can't figure out how to do it with VPNC though - I can't seem to make a VPNC connection without entering a Group name, so my Ubuntu box is the only computer I can't use to connect to our normal VPNs.

Why is the Group name a required field in the VPNC plugin/client, but in the builtin MacOS and the ShrewSoft client for Windows it's easy to leave it blank? And, how would I go about requesting a change to that?

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2018-08-10
Lin Rongxiang (linrx) said : #1

Sounds like a design feature to me. As your subject header self explains, it's an ID, as far as computer science principles are concerned if it could be left blank it wouldn't be called a (unique) ID.

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