A VPN is a Virtual Private Network, an encrypted connection from one computer (e.g. a home one) to another network (e.g. a work one). It can also be between two networks.

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What changed in the Yosemite SmartCard handling?

A few years ago, it was realized that using number generating RSA keyfobs for authentication into VPNs was not a completely secure mechanism. Some companies that previously relied on RSA for this have ...
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Why does my command line prompt now beging with “vpn”?

I was just (unsuccessfully) playing around with setting up a vpn in OS X Server, and now all my new terminal prompts begin with "vpn" followed by my user name. Anyone know why this is the case and how ...
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Problems connecting to VPN on iOS 8 w/ OS X Server VPN

Alright, so about a few hours ago I purchased OS X Server, being intrigued by it's VPN capabilities. I enabled VPN and set it up, however I'm unsure if I even did this correctly. I'm pretty sure I've ...
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How to start PPTP VPN connection from crontab?

I want to automatically start PPTP VPN connection daily at a certain time. And it should do nothing if the connection is already on. Any idea how this can be done with cron in Mac OS X 10.9+?
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How to automatically activate VPN when iPhone is unlocked

Due to Verizon's recent X-UIDH/packet sniffing shenanigans, I've installed a L2TP VPN on my iPhone. I have no trouble connecting to the VPN, but I have to remember to do it every time I connect to ...
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Yosemite VPN breaks internet connection over Wi-fi

I have a basic PPTP VPN connection set up, but when I connect to it, my Mac immediately looses internet connection. Skype still routes and works, but internet connection dies. I don't have "Send all ...
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sharing internet connection and Junos pulse [duplicate]

I am using Yosemite and would like to share my VPN connection (junos pulse). I've been able to share regular connections using the normal internet sharing system preference dialog. I go to system ...
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Mac OS 10.8.5 PPTP VPN can't ping hosts few minutes

I connect to PPTP VPN from my MPA and get very strange behavior. VPN connect without any errors, but after connection I can't reach any host from VPN-network about three minutes. After that everything ...
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VPN client disconnect immediately on Mac

I'm trying to setup a Cisco IPSec VPN connection. I've configured everything but when I try to connect, it seems to pass authentication but then immediately disconnects. I've looked at the logs using ...
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Mac Mini Server - Windows 7 Laptop VPN to OS X Server error 629, Tried a lot of options

I am having a hard time connecting to my office server in which I am the admin of. I have recently wiped the hard drive and re-installed os x yosemite with os x server. I use a Windows 7 machine at ...
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How can I share a L2TP VPN, tunnelling through ethernet, over AirPort on my MacbookPro?

I am running OS X 10.6.8 on a Santa Rosa MacBook Pro (MBP) (2.4Ghz). I have an ethernet connection that I share with an iPad and iPhone via the built-in WiFi (AirPort). In other words, my MBP is used ...
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Why is my Safari unable to open links from Google under VPN?

Safari 8.0.2, OS X 10.10.1--Problem occurring in Mac Pro 2009 and MBP ret 2012. Once I log into my employer's VPN, Safari has a quite unique problem: if I go to Google, do a search and click on any ...
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How can OS X perform “VPN Single Sign On”?

Windows can perform "VPN Single Sign On" whereby a (pre-configured) VPN connection is initiated from the login screen using the provided user credentials and, once established, the user is ...
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How to check if VPN connection can be established automatically?

I recently ran into the problem that a VPN connection, type Cisco IPSec, could not be established. For some unbeknownst reason, the connection failed. The failing VPN connection is not the problem per ...
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Cisco AnyConnect prevents Continuity from allowing Mac to answer iPhone

One of the nicest features of the new OS integration between iOS 8 and Yosemite is the ability to text and receive phone calls from my iPhone while on my Mac. However, when I work from home, I need ...
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Share Forticlient from wireless to ethernet

I have an IP Phone that I want to connect to the ethernet port on my iMac. I have installed the FortiClient (running SSL mode) to connect to my office. I connect the iMac to my router via Wireless. I ...
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SSL VPN Client for iOS

n my workplace we have a FortiNet VPN. On my desktop, I use FortiClient to access it. The iOS FortiClient app keeps crashing on iOS 8, and from a quick search in the App Store I see only branded apps ...
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Unable to connect to any VPN - how do I hard reset all related settings?

Title says it all - I'm unable to connect to any VPN server. It doesn't matter if I'm using WiFi or Ethernet and I've tried multiple routers in different locations as well. Both L2TP and PP2P ...
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Several instances of my devices in Finder's shared device list after VPN use

I have been using my company's VPN (based on Cisco AnyConnect) lately, and ever since I have started using it I get several instances of each of my computers and networked devices in the device list ...
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importing .vpl files (vpn tunnels) on mac

Is there any way I can import a .vpl file? This is the only way of connecting I have and for now I can only do it on Windows (with FortiClient 4.x.x) because 5 doesn't support importing .vpl anymore.
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Unknown error (-41) - file transfer using vpn

Well, the following error occurs every time I try to copy a file from the university's file server when I use a VPN connection. That happens since the update to Yoseminte a few days ago, didn't ...
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L2TP error sending Hello (Can't assign requested address)

Since the Yosemite upgrade, my VPN isn't able to connect using either PP2P or L2TP protocols. L2TP is giving me this output: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/a71bf9318062543c3567 PP2P results in this ...
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Attempting to copy a .zip file over SMB results in “Invalid argument”

I am on OS X Yosemite. I have connected to my work via VPN. I have mounted a share on the VPN over SMB. I can see the .zip file that I want (I just created it) but I cannot copy it: Rammy:Main ...
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IP management throug Airport Extreme

When I am traveling I need to be able to connect me to the office and get the same IP address as I have in the office. Would it be possible to configure this with an Airport Extreme and if so how? I ...
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How to use OpenVPN on apps for iPad?

I have an iPad app that needs to use my VPN. For example, an app needs to be redirected through an VPN. However, my iPad apps do not use the VPN. I have jail broken my iPad, so any Cydia apps are fair ...
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VPN Auto connect Notification

I have used the VPN auto connect option via Applescript [see code]. It works like a charme there's only one problem. Every time when i open my MacBook I get this [see printscreen] notification. A few ...
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Reconnect to VPN automatically

I have a Softether VPN server v2.00-9387, which is OpenVPN compatible. I am connecting to it via L2TP protocol on my Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.9.5 computers, using built-in network connections, ...
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Define Route with Gateway and NetIf

Hi I'm using some VPN software that isn't the default OSx VPN support. When it connects it clobbers my routing table, putting all traffic through the VPN. What I want to do is have something like ...
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Can't tell if using cellular or wifi data

Okay, so here's a bit of a head scratcher. I have an iPhone 4S running ios 7.0.4. I have been using a VPN app from the App Store for work and it has worked fine until yesterday. I was connected to ...
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VPN client is not working after Yosemite update: Enforce Firewall Policy Fail

I use both the Apple VPN client (L2TP over IPSec in Network preferences) and Checkpoint Endpoint Security client to connect to work. I installed Yosemite last night and today I can not connect to ...
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Juniper Network Connect hangs at “Establishing Secure Session” after upgrading to OS X Yosemite

I know it's a bad idea to upgrade an OS so soon when you are running any enterprise software, especially related to security/vpns etc. But I did! And I would like to avoid downgrading if possible. ...
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networksetup -connectpppoeservice “VPN” does not work anymore on Yosemite

I have some bash scripts to connect my VPN but since Yosemite was installed they doesn't work anymore. I tested directly on Terminal with and without sudo: networksetup -connectpppoeservice "VPN" ...
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Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client on OS X Yosemite - CSD library signature verification failed

I just updated my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) to latest OS X Yosemite (10.10 (14A389)) and Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client (3.1.05182) is generating an error while trying to ...
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VPN won’t work with AirPort Extreme

I have a VPN server set up on my MacMiniColo machine running OS X 10.9.5 server. My iPhone (running iOS 8.0.2) can connect to the VPN server via LTE. My MacBook Pro (also running 10.9.5) can connect ...
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Launchd starts event 40 seconds later?

I've created a .plist file, which should act as system daemon (global with root user). This .plist file listens to the settings directory for changes like changing network settings. When this happens ...
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IPSec/L2TP Unable to connect

When attempting to connect to my StrongSwan server I'm getting getting an error message saying the server did not respond. However, looking in /var/log/system.log shows that it is responding but that ...
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What SSL VPN client do you recommend for the mac?

I am currently using FortiClient. It would be nice to use the native MacOS VPN client (in the Settings) but I don't think it supports SSL VPN. I googled but did not find anything. Does anyone have a ...
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Is it possible to have 2 wireless interfaces and have each interface connect to a different VPN over a MacPro? [closed]

Is it possible to have 2 wireless interfaces and have each interface connect to a different VPN over a MacPro? Basically, I have a MacPro with 2 wireless interfaces. I connected to both wireless ...
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Remote (Dell) printer errors

When I configure and print to remote Dell printers, I get an odd errors in my system.log: sandboxd[xxx] ([xxxxx]): DellSecureFilter(xxxxx) deny file-write-create /private/tmp/fx20140919212407.job ...
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From the command line, how do I tell if a particular VPN connection is up?

Suppose that I have multiple VPN connections configured in System Preferences/Network. How do I tell if a particular one (identified by the service name in System Preferences/Network) is up, on the ...
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Where is the “Send all traffic over VPN connection” setting in OSX 10.9 Mavericks?

I'm attempting to change the settings of a Cisco IPSec VPN connection which was set up through OSX's built in VPN client in system preferences. The VPN functions as expected, allowing me to access ...
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Configure to Select DNS based on Domain

At my office, I have a hardware VPN with a split tunnel that routes all my traffic either to the public internet or to the other office, depending on IP address. However, to resolve the intranet ...
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Establish VPN Connection with Cisco RV220W w/o 3rd Party Software

I'm trying to set up and establish a VPN connection between my MacBook Air and the Cisco RV220W in my office. The IPsec setup is extremely confusing and the built in client in OS X is pretty straight ...
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I'm looking for a VPM on demand client for 10.9

I need to configure an on-demand-vpn-connection, but it seems 10.9 has dropped that functionality, and nobody is complaining about it. Is there a good PPTP-VPN-CLient that works well with Mavericks ...
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Which DNS server is actually being used? [duplicate]

How can I find out which DNS server is actually being used for domain name queries? I am trying to find out whether DNS queries go through my organization's VPN. I need to know this to have an idea ...
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“Send All Traffic” PPTP VPN option on iPhone

Can someone give me a more in depth explanation about this feature? I'm curious what sort of traffic won't be going over the vpn when disabled. The reason I'm asking is that my VPN only seems to be ...
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OS X server VPN and internet access

First post here. So I have an OS X server 10.6.8 install on a mac mini. It has both an internal and external ip address, but they are both on the same adapter. I have set up the vpn service in OS X ...
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VPN (PPTP) connection is working on iPhone but not on MacBook Pro

On the iPhone I have the same server address, user name, password and the encryption is for all data. Encryption mode is also set to automatic. The VPN to my WHS 2011 is working fine. On the MacBook ...
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VPN on demand: if VPN server is not reachable the entire device network connection is cut off from public internet

I have a configuration profile for VPN on demand if the VPN server is down then internet is not getting connected. I have enabled on demand VPN connection using below lines in my mobileconfig profile ...
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Connect automatically to VPN when connecting to wifi access point?

Is it possible to automatically connect to a VPN when one is connected to a WIFI access point? To manually connect to a VPN after connecting to a WIFI access point works, but it is so easy to forget. ...