I have a macbook pro with mavericks running. I am looking for a way to connect to a VPN network in terminal.
The reason why I want to do this is that I want to write a small program in Python which automatically detects the fastest VPN server among 30 servers. This is a self-motivated practicing project so I think I'll stick to Python language. So I break down the task and think the program may need to connect to one of the server first and after that, run a speed test.
So I'm now stuck in this first step because I realised establishing a VPN connection seems to be under system level because I can't find pre-written VPN module in python. So I guess it will be like I tell Python to tell system shell to connect to a VPN server.
As I poking around and I found a command by typing
apropos vpn. It's called
man vpnagent doesn't provide useful information nor
which vpnagent tells me the utility is not installed in my Mac. Another interesting thing I found was
pppd but setting up the configuration file was very frustrating. I didn't manage to do that.
So is there a way of connecting to VPN using terminal? In addition, since I'm new to programming, any comment on my project is also welcome. Thank you in advance.