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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Cisco IPSec VPN “Server did not respond” OSX Yosemite

I'm trying to connect to my company's VPN, which is a Cisco IPSec type VPN. I'm using the native mac VPN client. I get a "VPN server did not respond" error. I am able to ping the server. This is what ...
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How can I turn off VPN?

I'm working on a friend's iPhone and every time I turn VPN off, it turns right back on. Have you ever seen this before? Any suggestions for what I could do to keep it turned off?
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OpenVPN missing parameter on OSX 10.11 El Capitan

I have a problem setting up VPN connection between my MacBook Pro with OSX 10.11 and my VPS with OpenVPN. The server is working correctly because I am using in on my iPhone with iOS 9.0.2, android 4.2 ...
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Troubleshooting IKEv2 on 10.11 El Capitan

How do I troubleshoot IKEv2 VPN issues on El Capitan? I've followed these instructions to create an IKEv2 VPN (and certificate) on a Ubuntu server that I want to connect to, which all seems pretty ...
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PPTP VPN won't connect after updating to El Capitan

This is a 2015 rMBP and after I updated to El Capitan (have not installed any betas) my PPTP VPN connection just hangs on "Connecting". If I then click "Disconnect" it hangs similarly until I kill ...
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Disable auto-update of Google Chrome with Firewall?

I need to keep using an older version of Chrome to access an old work VPN which requires Java applets and for some reason crashes after several minutes when launched from Safari. The latest versions ...
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How do I delete route to “link#8” gateway on OS X?

How do I delete default route of "link#8" gateway on OS X El Capitan? It's a route automaticaly added after connecting to IPSec VPN. $ netstat -rn Routing tables Internet: Destination Gateway ...
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VPN connects, IP won't change : traffic issue

I spent too much time on this, so I'm asking you guys if you can figure it out. I can connect to my VPN, but my IP won't change (I can access the internet) and since P2P isn't working I guess the ...
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Automate setup of Win7 VPN, including registry settings and security policy changes

After numerous difficulties I have managed to get a Windows 7 machine to connect to OSX Server's VPN. I am looking to automate the setup process for Win 7 clients, which would include: add one ...
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Spoof OS X El Capitan's Location Services

I was pretty excited about the new spotlight features introduced in Yosemite and El Capitan. Unfortunately those features aren't available in my country (India). In some forums I learned that these ...
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Junos Pulse Crashing on El Capitan (10.11), Causing Keychain Issues?

Whenever I attempt to start a VPN Connection with Junos Pulse (Version 5.0.11) on El Capitan it freezes midway through connecting and my login keychain becomes inaccessible to any other apps. The only ...
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over-the-air VPN profile delivery to iOS

First, the question background: I'm making an app which allows users to connect to specific VPN to circumvent their county internet restrictions. I use L2TP over ipsec linux VPN server with ...
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Block domains through vpn service provided through OS X Server.app

I have server.app configured to provide a vpn service. The vpn works perfectly fine and I am passing all traffic through it. When checking my IP address while connected to the vpn, I do get the wan ...
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Juniper VPN silently dies at 2:52 minutes into session

I'm running Safari 7.1.8 on a Mavericks work machine and connecting to work thru a Juniper VPN. Last year Safari started killing the Network Connect after a few minutes. At the time the workaround ...
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How do I connect a VPN connection using AppleScript?

The Problem A number of defined Applescripts out there to tell your VPN connection to start connecting. The problem is, a lot of these seem to be designed with older versions of Mac OS in mind. This ...
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How to activate iMessage in China (with My US Number)?

Since I moved to China, my US number has been deactivated on iMessage. I can send and receive SMS via my carrier (T-mobile via China Unicom), but my iMessage number isn't activated. See screenshots ...
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iOS — selective VPN routing

How is it possible to route inside iOS device (meaning for both apps + safari) specific requests (based on their IPs) to VPN while leaving others outside VPN?
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How do I escape a bad VPN sign on request

I get stuck and have to wait until the request times out when I enter a bad VPN request. I would like to cancel the request and enter a different VPN address. I tried control break like on Windows but ...
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Is there a way to transform a connection from Tor into a virtual VPN connection?

I want to transform my Tor SOCKS5 Proxy into a VPN Proxy on Mac. Is there a way to do that? Thank you!
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How to Create a VPN server on an iPhone or join another machine to a LAN via the web

Is it possible to create a VPN server on an iPhone so that I can connect to it with Linux box and bring the Linux box onto the iPhone’s LAN? I’ve been looking all day and everything available for iOS ...
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Installed openvpn with brew but it doesn't appear to be installed correctly

I installed openvpn with brew. The installation went fine, no errors or missing dependencies. But now when I try to run it: users-MBP:~ user$ brew install openvpn Warning: openvpn-2.3.7 already ...
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Stop Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client from starting up automatically

So I am currently running: OS X 10.10.5 Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 4.1.04011 I boot up my laptop and AnyConnect is running. I go into Preferences...Users & Groups and remove ...
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How to assign a global IPv6 address in VPN?

I cannot assign a global IPv6 address on the iPhone ppp0 interface, just only a link-local address (fe80::). How to assign a global IPv6 address on the iPhone? I'am using L2TP/IPSec VPN with radvd. ...
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How to automatically connect VPN when connecting to a network?

In my university, the only way to access Internet is to connect to a VPN server. I've configured the VPN on my Mac and it's working fine, but I need to manually connect to the VPN every time I connect ...
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Problems with VPN: OS X devices can connect, iOS-devices can not

I got a little problem: I configured OS X server to provide VPN to OD-users. The VPN-settings are being pushed through profile manager. Now comes the strange thing: It doesn't matter if I'm in my own ...
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Can't connect to Cisco VPN (IPSec) after upgrade to os x server (Yosemite)

I have had a working VPN connection to a Cisco VPN on OS X with no trouble for a while now. Last night, I upgraded my Mac running OS X Yosemite (10.10.4) to OS X server. Since then, I can no longer ...
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Double VPN in Yosemite gone?

I have upgraded my Macbook from Mavericks to Yosemite but after that double VPN is not working. I need to connect to local VPN first and from there to another VPN in order to connect to my company ...
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How do you get a Cisco VPN connection to remember its password?

The Problem I've got a Cisco IPSEC VPN connection in my network settings on a Yosemite machine. It works fine, aside from prompting for a password on every single connection. The saved password is ...
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How to ping to get full delay with VPN?

When I ping a host while connected through VPN, it doesn't add the delay to reach to my VPN first. Is there a way or parameter to get full millisecond delay to a specific host from my computer ...
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OpenVPN causes loss of WAN connection after returning from sleep

I'm trying to use OpenVPN to have a constant VPN connection on my 10.10.4 install. Currently I've setup OpenVPN via homebrew and as stated put an openvpn.conf in /etc/openvpn as the default profile ...
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How to start Tunnelblick VPN connection via Terminal

I can connect/disconnect using the Tunnelblick app. How do I connect via the command line? /Applications/Tunnelblick.app/Contents/Resources/openvpnstart start ??? How do I determine the parameters ...
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How to broadcast video from IP camera with private IP address

I have a situation, I have IP cameras in different locations, these cameras are connected to small webservers with private IP SIM cards (VPN sim cards), if I am connected to the VPN, I can access ...
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Hosts file being reset after every reboot

My /private/etc/hosts file is being reset after every reboot. I can make my changes, save the file, and it will work. Right up until I reboot my Mac. Has anyone found a work around for this or a way ...
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How to restore network preferences in OS X?

I took my SSD, plugged it into another Mac, and booted the system (OS X 10.10.4) there. When I opened the Network Preferences, I was surprised to find, that all VPN services had disappeared. I am ...
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Unable to access shared SMB files through VPN on home WiFi, but able to access through MiFi device

As the title says, I am able to access shared files over a VPN through MiFi (AT&T), as well as through my iPhone's hotspot (T-Mobile), but I can not connect to my shared files over VPN on my home ...
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VPN connection not working on port 5439

While working remotely (e.g. from home), I am unable to connect (over VPN) to Amazon Web Services (Redshift database) hosts on port 5439: 1) To reproduce -I boot up my laptop, flush my dns cache and ...
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How do you change the default route to a VPN?

I'm connected to the internet via a public unsecured WiFi router with address 192.168.1.1. I have an OpenVPN connection to a remote router who's LAN address is 192.168.2.1. After I connect, I get ...
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Problem connecting to VPN service on OS X Server 10.9 and 10.10

I keep getting this error when trying to connect: The L2TP-VPN server did not respond. Try reconnecting. If the problem continues, verify your settings and contact your Administrator. However, ...
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Sharing wifi from an openvpn connection

I'm on Yosemite 10.10.3 and use an openvpn connection throught ethernet on an iMac. I wanted to use the internet sharing option via Wi-Fi for other devices but it's impossible for them to reach the ...
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Allow Standard users to add a VPN account

Is there a way to allow standard users to add a VPN connection? All computers are running 10.10.3
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PPTP VPN not working on Yosemite 10.10.3 with OS X Server 4.1

I've set up a VPN on my Mac mini using Server 4.1 with the "L2TP and PPTP" option set. I can connect to the VPN from my iPhone over my local network (Time Capsule) using L2TP but not PPTP. With the ...
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Split tunneling In Mac OS X

I have an VPN application that creates a logical interface in OS X programmatically. Once created, its configured with private IP and parameters and the Routing Table is updated accordingly. The ...
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Why does the updating of the default route entry of physical interface take 1 minute in Mac OS X

I created a logical interface using my VPN Application and added the default route - in the routing table as my logical interface. To add the default route programmatically, I have to delete the ...
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Configure VPN so it doesn't fall back to unencrypted

I use a VPN when connecting to the Internet via open Wifi. I use Apple's built-in VPN client. However, occasionally my VPN connection will drop. When this happens, Apple's built-in VPN client ...
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VPN disconnected by the communication device

I can't get to the bottom of this problem connecting to a commercial vpn service, which I have been using OK for a good while. I can connect to an institutional Cisco IPSec but the commercial PPTP ...
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Prevent VPN Disconnection message OSX

When my computer wakes from sleep, it tries to reconnect to my VPN network before the Wifi connection is fully established. The result is that nearly every time I get this message, "You were ...
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yosemite DNS resolution woes over IPSec tunnels / VPN

I am connecting to a Cisco IPSec tunnel from MacOS to a hosted pfsense box that is running a number of other IPSec site-to-sites happily, and the DNS resolution is not working. I also am in full ...
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Junos Pulse not installing correctly on Yosemite

I'm trying to set up Junos Pulse so I can connect to a VPN. I got a dmg with the JuniperSetupClientInstaller.mpkg from the Pulse server site, but when I run the installer, it doesn't seem to have any ...
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Route only required packets via VPN in OS X

I just bought a NAS which is connected to my router (AVM FRITZ!Box 7362). In my local network everything works fine, but I want to access the NAS also from other places like work via internet. As my ...
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Problem with build-in VPN client for Cisco IPSec protocol

I recently bought a new MacBook Pro Retina and unfortunately the built-in VPN client (Cisco IPsec configuration) doesn't work. Whats interesting third party VPN Tracker 8 works. I'm running Mac OS X ...