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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Internet via home

On many days, I use an iPad on a network that provides Internet. However this internet network restricts certain websites I can access. Even public VPNs are blocked. I have an idea. Suppose I could ...
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How to Mimic Location of Slave VPN for Primary VPN?

I would like to mimic the location of my primary VPN by the second VPN ("slave"). My mobile internet and data comes from Finland because it is cheap. I need to connect to my school's VPN server in ...
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How to Limit Wifi Connection to Only One Application?

I need to connect to open Wifi network but I do not want all my applications access internet with it. Only one internet browser. I am using at the moment VPN Service PrivateInternetAccess.com (PIA). ...
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Tunnelblick - automatic reconnect without logging in

Using OpenVPN, I have set up remote access to the Mac workstation and it works flawlessly - as long as the computer doesn't go to sleep. I can wake it with wake on lan from another computer, that is ...
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iPhone - iMessage not working over VPN

iPhone 6S iOS 9.3.1 We're having a problem with iMessage not working over our VPN/Private APN. We're using an IPSec VPN to push traffic at 3 virtual machines running a VPN agent which allows us to ...
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How to send only “work” related requests over vpn for El Capitan (10.11)

I have configured a new VPN connection (Type - Cisco IPSec) for work using network preferences and it works. How can I stay connected to my work vpn and direct only my work traffic through vpn? ...
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Mac OSX built-in VPN support for Cisco AnyConnect?

Is there any existing or planned support for AnyConnect (or OpenConnect) using the Mac OSX built-in VPN manager (System Settings -> Network)? Would be cool if either natively, an extension, or ...
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IKEv2 with AES instead of 3DES on OSX El Capitan 10.11.4?

I'm trying to get my MacBook to connect to strongswan on an Amazon Debian instance using IKEv2 with AES instead of 3DES. Most answers I've found so far suggest configuring the server to allow 3DES ...
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Network Interface Missing in Bind Order (Set Service Order dialog)

I have a VPN connection to my office set up and configured. The VPN connection works absolutely fine. It also shows in my Network Preferences pane. But it is low in the DNS bind order (and so I ...
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Mac users cannot connect to VPN

Last week our building got hit by lighting. One of our end user computers which was plugged directly in the wall was fried. Anyway long story short any Mac users cannot connect to our Cisco IP Sec ...
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pfctl config to only allow openvpn connection

I found what appears to be a suitable guide here but pfctl complains of a syntax error and "no IP address found for en3" which is my main interface. I have had other pf rules working successfully to ...
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Macbook Pro can't connect to VPN

A few months ago, I've started having trouble connecting my Macbook Pro (El Capitan) to VPN servers, but only when using the built-in VPN functionality. I have tried connecting to several VPNs which ...
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Specific DNS search domain queries sent to different server

I'm running OSX 10.9.5. I plan on upgrading at some point, so please let me know if that will impact an answer. I have some work-specific hosts that I need to resolve (dev1.internal.example.com, ...
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Constant VPN issues on El Capitan

I installed an el capitan update about two weeks ago, and since then I've had constant issues connecting my macbook pro to my work VPN. I can connect ok, but after only a few minutes (usually-- it ...
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How to prevent Anyconnect disconnect when locking screen

Mac Book pro with 10.11.2 have this annoying feature that it disconnects Cisco AnyConnect VPN every time I lock screen. I found some instructions how to prevent wifi disconnection when locking screen, ...
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How to access devices on 2 different 10/24 networks when using 2 active VPN connections?

After a company is sold to different parties, you might end up with a situation where the old 10.0.0.0/8 network is split in two or more different networks, like 10.0.0.0/24 and 10.0.1.0/24. Now I ...
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VPN (PPTP) disconnects in OS X El Capitan (after update)

OS X - 10.11.4 El Capitan Macbook pro Retina Mid 2015 VPN type is PPTP, automatic encryption, All traffic over VPN. When connecting to a VPN server, the system mentions that the connection could ...
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Is there a technical reason Mac OS X doesn't support SSL VPN?

I noticed OS X doesn't support SSL VPN by default. Any technical reasons why this might be the case? (i.e. Any security concerns?) What are the VPN protocols available for OS X?
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Access Mac App Store via VPN

I am pretty new to Macs, but I am not sure that is relevant here. I do use a VPN sometimes (and will do so more). It seems to work OK for browsers, email etc as it should. However, I wanted to change ...
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Remote desktop to home from work / VPN / Dyn / …?

Occasionally I’d like to connect to my home computer from my work computer. Both run Yosemite. I’d like to do this using Remote Desktop, as in I’d like to be able to run all programs on my home ...
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Determining source app of IP traffic in NETunnelProviderManager

I am using NETunnelProviderManager in "routing by destination IP" and am able to get IP traffic from various apps on the device. The challenge I am having is that I need to determine which ...
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Multiple VPNs active on iOS?

Is it possible to have more than one VPN active at a time on iOS?
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Is it possible to bring up or tear down an iOS OnDemand tunnel based on a site accessed by mobile device?

Say, if accessing one.example.com should always bring up the tunnel, how can this be expressed with OnDemandRules? Or if two.example.com should always tear down the tunnel? The Configuration Profile ...
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Cisco IPsec VPN Negotiation Fails After Network Disconnect

On Mac OSX 10.11.3 (likely previous), the built-in Cisco IPsec VPN client will refuse to reconnect to the VPN server after a network failure (cable unplugged, wifi lost etc.) After about 30 seconds ...
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Connect to OpenVPN - /etc/resolv.conf gets edited - MacBook Pro - El Capitan

When I connect to my office network via OpenVPN, my /etc/resolv.conf gets overwritten and changes my hostname as well. I guess it is assigning a hostname randomly picked by the DHCP/DNS. Since it is ...
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Getting NETunnelProviderManager to work in Per-App VPN mode

I am trying to experiment with the custom VPN support added in iOS 9.0, in particular the class NETunnelProviderManager. I have gotten the "routing by destination IP" mode working somewhat, and now ...
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`scutil --nc start` not connecting PPPT VPN - OS X 10.11

From the answer to this question I have tried scutil --nc start 'us.justfreevpn.com' to connect a PPPT VPN, but all I get is the following popup: Frustratingly, if I manually start the connection ...
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Connect a CIFS network drive automatically

Is there a way to connect a network server (CIFS) without asking for password and would automatically connect every time computer boots up? The situation is, the computer need to first connect its ...
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Have VPN. Application routing Port on wrong IP

My Mac is connected via PureVPN client behind router. I do this simply because the application I use for work needs a port forwarding, and often times office network doesn't have port forwarding ...
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prevent Mail from checking for mail if VPN is down

My employer insists on using a VPN when people access email via Exchange. Is there any way to prevent Mail from checking for mail if the VPN is down?
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El Capitan openconnect DNS issue

I (more or less) followed this gist to setup openconnect on my OS X (10.11.3) and the connection is working just fine by IP addresses, but not with DNS resolving. (The nslookup command is working ...
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iOS mobileconfig URLStringProbe function doesn't work

I'm making the feature for VPN settings profile that forces VPN connection to stop establishing when server is down. For this I use 'URLStringProbe" key and a proxy of the server status located on ...
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RSA and Cisco Anyconnect in one click

We all been there where we punch in 4 digit pin to RSA and then copy it to Cisco Anyconnect Is there a way to do that in one click using a Script Script should do the following Launch RSA > Enter ...
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i need to view the contents of an iOS profile on my mac [closed]

I downloaded a VpnOneClick on my iPhone and then on my mac because they claim once you buy it on iPhone you can use that subscription on mac. I tried this and it does not allow you to. after some ...
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What determines the relevant version of OpenSSL in a given network connection?

My own system is I think fully "up to date" as far as Apple security updates through the App Store, but the version of OpenSSL installed on my system is 0.9.8zg, a version that was current during the ...
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Internet Sharing on a University Network - Will it screw things up?

I am currently running PureVPN on my University's network as I live in halls. This is running on my Mac. I wish to use the VPN on my PS4, and I have found a guide on how to do this which involved ...
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How can I change the order of the VPNs from the tray icon

Closely related to: Order of the VPN connections in the VPN menu This used to be fine, but since El Capitan the order has changed and I haven't worked out how to control it. Mine now looks something ...
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VPN question on MAC

My customer has provided me these inputs to connect to their network: Server IP pkcs (.p12) file And a Certificate On Windows, I installed the .p12 file into the Local store, imported the CERT ...
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Cannot access Internet on iPad sharing an Internet connection with iMac (on iMac: ethernet using cisco client) [duplicate]

I have an iMac (OS X Yosemite v.10.10.5) which is connected via ethernet with the internet. I have to use Cisco Any Connect Secure Mobility Client to actually use the internet, which is provided by my ...
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PPTP connection default eToken

I have a PPTP connection to my company's network on Yosemite, the authentication method is through an eToken made by SafeNet. The problem is every time that I insert the eToken, I have to go to: ...
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iPhone 6s iOS 9.2 no device management nor profiles

Other groups do not offer any solution or do not allow me to post comments. My new iPhone 6s does not show anywhere Profiles & Device Management. Latest software installed. I restarted my iPhone, ...
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El Capitan: VPN is not configured

I discovered this new annoying bug in El-Cap (10.11.2 running on MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013): Sometimes when I click on VPN icon in the menubar I get 'VPN is not configured', despite the ...
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“networksetup is trying to modify the system network configuration” dialogue wont go away!

I keep getting this dialogue on a recently upgraded MacBook running El Capitan -- it doesn't matter how many times I enter my password, it just keeps opening and opening: This is appearing when ...
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Using OpenVPN OS X “PPTP-VPN server did not respond”

I have an OpenVPN server set up on AWS. I would like to connect to it from my Mac running OS X 10.11. Under Network I have added a VPN: Server Address: IP given by Amazon. Account Name: My OpenVPN ...
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What is ipsec0 interface?

I am noticing an interface on my system called ipsec0 but I can't figure out what is creating it. I have no VPN software installed or VPN connections configured on the system. Back to my Mac service ...
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Traffic to IP addresses matching local network not sent over VPN

I have an active VPN connection (L2TP) and try to access a server with IP 192.168.1.29 in the remote network. If my local network uses the same subnetwork (192.168.1.0/24), connections to that subnet ...
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Opening .tblk file with root privileges

Following the setup instructions for Tunnelblick I want to open the renamed .tblk file After opening it nothing happens and no prompt in the tunnelblick app I suspect this is because I am not opening ...
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IOS : Set DNS for data cellular [duplicate]

I was wondering can we then change the DNS default value (would like to use OpenDNS) maybe we can use the MMSC settings? We can change the carrier data cellular settings straight on the iPhone ...
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Problem with IPsec on Mac OS X 10.11

We have configured IKEv2 VPN for mobile clients on pfSense. Server is configured for pushing DNS setting to clients, but after connecting my MBP it can't resolve local hostnames (FQDN and shortnames ...
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Home Sharing over VPN

I have a working home sharing environment (i.e., when I am physically in my home network it's working fine). My Modem has the possibility to easily set up a VPN network (L2TP). It works flawlessly ...