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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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. ...
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how can /etc/ppp/ip-up tell which VPN service is used in OS X

I am using /etc/ppp/ip-up to set up some particular routes for an L2TP VN (defined in System Preferences/Network as a service) I now want to add a new VPN service but use a different ip-up script (or ...
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VPN-Sharing via WLAN Internet Sharing

I am connected to a vpn network throught the ethernet port. And I want to share these connection over a WLAN internet sharing my iPhone. Configuration: OSX: Mavericks (Version 10.9.4) VPN: OpenVPN ...
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Does AirPlaying content from VPN protected laptop expose content beyond local network?

If I AirPlay something from my laptop, which connects to the internet via VPN, to my Apple TV which connects to my wifi router which is NOT VPN protected, is the content I'm AirPlaying exposed beyond ...
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Time Machine to NAS, over internet

I have a Synology DiskStation NAS that I use for Time Machine backups on my LAN. I want to be able to back up when I'm away from home. I've tried: Connecting via L2TP VPN running on Synology ...
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iMessage on Mac not working when using VPN

iMessage stopped working properly when I use VPN on my Macbook Pro (Mavericks), making me unable to send or receive messages. It says the user is not registered and highlighted in red/pink, but after ...
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Receive Apple Push Notifications behind a VPN

Hey guys I tried to search google for this particular question but couldn't find a solution which fits my question. I'm trying to build an app which works only when VPN is configured properly. (The ...
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Per-App VPN - Safari Domains Not Configuring

I am publishing a profile for Per-App VPN with Safari Domains. When the profile is giving me the following errors: my-iPad profiled[2634] <Notice>: (Note ) MC: Checking for MDM installation... ...
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OS X Mavericks system-wide VPN settings doesn't work for particular applications

I'm using OS X Mavericks and I have a systemwide VPN setting that web browsers like Safari work well. However, I also want the LINE instant message software to use this VPN setting, but LINE seems to ...
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Maverics VPN to Windows 2008 SSTP with Certificate (PPTP)

I'm unable to connect to a Windows VPN using my macbook air 2013. The VPN Settings given to me are, Server URL Username & Password SSL Ceritificate VPN Type - SSTP I have added image on how to ...
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pfctl rules to only allow OpenVPN connection?

I'm trying to lock down my internet connection for privacy reasons and have signed up with a VPN provider who does no filtering (quite opposite to my ISP). The VPN provider supports OpenVPN via UDP on ...
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Permanently route an host to VPN in OS X

I need VPN from the university to ssh to my office computer. But each time I start the VPN, I have to route the host to ppp0 manually to use it, sudo route add lab_computer.foo ppp0 because my ...
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Running OS X Server on main machine

I'm considering installing the OS X Server app on my main, day-to-day machine, in order to run Xcode Server and get a GUI for the VPN configuration (I'm already using the VPN with a manually ...
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How to specify DNS on iOS when connected via VPN?

I have set up a VPN connection using my FritzBox 6330. This works great on my Macbook Air if I specify a DNS server (192.168.178.1 - which is the address of my FritzBox) in the network settings of the ...
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VPN issues Cisco IPSec Mavericks 10.9.3

This is my first post here on AskDifferent. I have a user who can not connect to the VPN on his Mac. It is a MBP 11,1 with a Core i5 2.4GHz 8gb of memory running OS X 10.9.3 . I have had him create a ...
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How to forward domain.tld:80 to localhost with port (localhost:xxxx) across ssh via `pfctl`?

I have a remote server port piped to my localhost through such that I can hit localhost:18080 (for example) to visit the remote server through a gateway (in my case to skip around a workstation VPN). ...
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Cannot add wireless network in Mavericks in System Preferences

I accidentally deleted the wifi connection on my macbook pro (I went to System Preference > Network, i tried to delete a VPN but accidentally deleted the WIFI connection as well). Now if I add a WIFI ...
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Using VPN and Wifi at the same time

I have a VPN to connect to my school's IT department (I volunteer with them), but I am having a problem. I have added the VPN to the Network Interface list in System Preferences, and can connect just ...
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.tblk file doesn't work

I am trying to set up Tunnelblick on my computer. (I have Mac OS X 10.9 on a 13" Macbook Pro with 4GB of RAM.) I started by downloading Tunnelblick. Next, Tunnelblick automatically gave me the ...
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iPhone, mistakenly fooled with VPN on to off. Now can't get back to On and no internet phone gmail or text on iPhone 4S

I foolishly clicked VPN to OFF. Now I can't get things back to the way it was before clicking that OFF. I have no internet, phone, text, gmail on my 4s iPhone now! Help! So, I cANNOT receive email ...
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VPN to OSX from windows machine?

The environment i have setup consists of an OSX Server, running file sharing and VPN. The file share is accessible from the local network on both windows or OSX machines, and OSX machines have no ...
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Remote login into Windows from Mac using Remote Desktop Client and VPN

I am trying to login into my work computer (Win7) which is in a private network through the Remote Desktop Client (RDC) after connecting through VPN. The VPN gets connected but the RDC does not. It ...
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is NAT needed for iOS devices when using VPN?

iiuc, non-jailbroken iOS devices using VPN don’t need NAT as an add-on service by a VPN provider. Is that correct? But jailbroken iOS devices using VPN require either NAT or something like Firewall ...
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AppleScript for enabling VPN broken after update to 10.9.3

I've been using an AppleScript for connecting to my office VPN. After updating my macbook to 10.9.3, it fails to execute, and throws an exception Unable to get network preferences (honestly, it is ...
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Force http/https proxy on Apple iPad 1st generation (iOS 5.1.1)

Is there any way to force a first generation ipad (iOS 5.1.1) through a proxy server without exception? Alternatively, is there any way to force a first generation ipad through a VPN without ...
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iPad, how to edit files on an SMB share once connected via VPN?

I'm trying to assist one of my corporate users with their iPad but running into all kinds of issues. I'm trying to prevent this question from being a shopping question as much as possible. Here's ...
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Authenticate against aliases from an OD for VPN Service

I'm looking for a way to authenticate using aliases or Full Names from OpenDirectory against our VPN server using 10.9.2 / Server.app 3.1.1. Under 10.5.8 Server, the VPN Server would authenticate ...
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VPN with two mac users

I have two users accounts on my computer, one needs to stay connected to a VPN while the other account, both being logged in, is not supposed to use the VPN. OS X 10.9 seems to only give me global VPN ...
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Access Website from VPN connection only

I have a Mac Mini Server with Open Directory, File Sharing/WebDAV, VPN, and Website services running. I can view files from my Mac on my iPad remotely when connected to my VPN. I can also view my ...
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OS X Server File Sharing - Airport Extreme Disk via VPN

I have a 3 TB disk mounted on my Airport Extreme, which I can access locally just fine. However, I would like to be able to mount it over VPN outside of my network. I am able to do so with any drives ...
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What methods exist to give an iPhone an external hostname, on wifi or cellular data?

I want to give my iPhone (iOS7) a hostname, which will automatically resolve from anywhere as long as the phone is online. My iPhone can be jailbroken as part of the solution; that's not preventative. ...
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Connecting to a VPN with PPTP and MS-CHAPv2

Is there any way to connect to a VPN Network that uses MS-CHAP with Mavericks? Either using the build in tools or an external tool? Here is my ppp.log: Mon Apr 28 12:45:14 2014 : PPTP ...
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How to create a VPN connection via terminal?

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 ...
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disable IP compression (IPCOMP) using LZS in OSX for Cisco VPN connection

I'm trying to connect to a cisco vpn. it used to work, now it doesn't. I recently upgraded to Mavericks and I suspect this is likely to be the cause. my syslog shows the following information when I ...
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L2TP/IPSec with certificate machine auth

Do recent iOS versions (6.x or 7.x) support L2TP/IPsec VPNs where the machine authentication is done using RSA signatures of x509 certificates? The "iOS: Supported protocols for VPN" document seems ...
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How to make custom routes survive reboots?

I use a VPN to connect to the network of my company and add some routes. After connecting and addding the routes it works just fine. Is there a way to permanently add the routes so that they survive ...
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Why is email being downloaded every time I (dis)connect VPN?

I've noticed that every time I connect to or disconnect from a VPN connection, Apple Mail downloads all sorts of old email, email that's already been downloaded locally. I don't believe it's ...
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Mavericks - VPN command line

I see a lot of third party apps that offer the ability to turn your Mac into a VPN server. It seems the VPN server functionality is built into OS X from what I've read but you need OS X server to get ...
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Outlook DB corruption

I have an exchange account set up in outlook which works fine until I connect to my work vpn. If I connect with outlook open, outlook loses it's connection to the server and will not reconnect. The ...