Private Internet Access is a bit of a Trojan horse, but I'm glad you agree the suite of VPN types supported out of the box desperately needs to be brought up to date.
ovpn is great, but if we're going to do that, let's also get L2TP, IKEv1, and IKEv2 added -- and PPTP either removed or saddled with a big warning about it being insecure and deprecated. (For example, network- manager-strongswan has a very short list of dependencies that aren't already in the image, so adding it won't inflate the image much.) Thanks for taking this seriously! -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Desktop Packages, which is subscribed to network-manager in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1752417 Title: Out of the box, Ubuntu Bionic offers only insecure VPN option Status in network-manager package in Ubuntu: Triaged Status in ubuntu-meta package in Ubuntu: New Bug description: network-manager lists only PPTP as an available VPN client connection type (and also offers to import a file). I'd expect L2TP-over-IPSec and IKEv1/IKEv2 options as well. In fact, most major desktop OSes have removed PPTP altogether because it's insecure, and Ubuntu should probably do so in 18.04 as well, at least from the GUI! $ apt list network-manager Llistant… Fet network-manager/bionic,now 1.10.4-1ubuntu2 amd64 [instal·lat] $ uname -a Linux machinename 4.15.0-10-generic #11-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 13 18:23:35 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu Bionic Beaver (development branch) Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+bug/1752417/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp