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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Running older version of OpenOVPN on OSX Lion

The current situation: I need to connect to an Astaro VPN box. Currently the only way to connect is using the Astaro Client for Windows. Normally any OpenVPN client (Viscosity, Tunnelblick, openvpn ...
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Set timeout on idle for VPN (Cisco IPsec)?

Anyway to set a idle timeout on VPN? I want my VPN connection to drop automatically after idling for 5 minutes. Using Lion 10.7.3 and built-in VPN Client (Cisco IPsec).
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Which VPN Server Hardware is Best for Accessing from Mac Clients

We are an all-Mac shop (well, actually, a mostly-Mac shop - we have some Linux servers running behind the scenes). We do web applications development and our files and source code is all hosted ...
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AppleScript to display the VPN status bar area icon

I am trying to write an AppleScript to connect to a VPN service. Once connected to the VPN, I want to display the VPN icon in the status area of the menu bar. I've gotten as far as connecting to ...
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A Mac OS X VPN client that can import a .VPN file

I have a .vpn file that I use on Windows with the Shrew Soft VPN Client that has the connection details (excluding the username and password). Is there an equivalent client for Mac OS X that will ...
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Remote controlling a Macbook Pro with the lid down?

I have a MacBook Pro that I would like to use while I'm at work, but am reluctant to actually take to work because the environment is quite dusty. I have been provided with a IBM Thinkpad running ...
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Secure VPN configuration in iPhone for malicious WIFI hotspots

I would like to use a secure VPN configuration in my iPhone (iOS 5.1), to be able to use Internet thru hostile wifi hotspots. I have already configured an IPSec tunnel to a server I control. I can ...
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iPad/iPhone AnyConnect VPN wrong MTU size

I try to connect with a iPad (iOS 5.1) and the AnyConnect app to connect to a OpenVPN server on a Debian server. But this warning always appears in the OpenVPN log: WARNING: Bad encapsulated ...
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How to only route office traffic over the VPN while having default route for other traffic?

I have a VPN to my office and would like to route only office traffic over the VPN while maintaining my default route for other traffic. I have attempted the following: sudo route delete default ...
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Remote desktop thru firewall via vpn

Scheme: My_macbook -> INTERNET -> Linux_Proxy_Firewall-> Lion_On_The_Internal_Network So, need set up encrypted tunnel between my macbook and Linux firewall and want connect into the ...
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What is VPN on demand, and how do I get it to work with iOS?

I know what a VPN is, and I've done a little reading about how to set up VPN on demand. However, I'm confused. Is VPN on demand essentially a certificate instead of a password prompt on each ...
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Can I use VNC over VPN on my new iPad?

I've gotten an new iPad with 4G (yay!) and I've set up the VPN connection to connect to a VPN which I'd like to use to connect to my computer. However, I've noticed that my once VPN is on, my iPad ...
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Getting VPN to auto-reconnect on connection drop

I use the built-in VPN on Mac OS X 10.7.3. It's IPSec, FWIW. From time to time, it disconnects (probably an issue with my corporate server). Is there a way to get it to automatically reconnect? ...
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What are the risks of connecting an iPhone to an unsecured wireless network?

This is a similar question to this one, but since I can't tell how well that translates to the iPhone, I'm asking it again. I've recently been abroad on holiday, and with very expensive data roaming ...
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How to fully export and import the VPN settings on OS X Lion?

I discovered the export option from OS X does not export things like: proxies, or DNS settings from the VPN configuration. How can I export all of these?
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Is that possible to change PPTP VPN password on mac?

Could I directly reset my password for VPN on mac? For Windows, I found the instruction below (source from ehow, not tested as I only has a mac): Log on to your VPN. Enter the "CTRL+ALT+DEL" keys ...
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What traffic is sent over the build-in VPN connection?

Under System Preferences > Network > VPN > Advanced > Options I can choose to "Send all traffic over VPN connection". Contrariwise, this would mean that if this option is not enabled ...
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Stop VPN Disconnecting when going to Sleep

When the iPhone (4) goes to sleep, the VPN will disconnect. Is there any way to disable this behavior as it's sometimes a bit annoying. I am jailbroken, and the server I'm connecting to is Windows ...
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What is the type of VPN created in Sharing?

I need to select either one of the following VPNs in Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9: PPTP VPN L2TP VPN L2TP/IPSec PSK VPN L2TP/IPSec CRT VPN So which one should I select to access my iMac where I shared ...
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How do I configure a VPN in Lion?

I've tried to configure VPN in Lion (both L2TP and PPTP), but it never connected successfully. The same VPN works fine in Windows 7 and the iPad and other mobile devices, so I think it could be a ...
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OS X Lion Connection to Business network?

I have a client that wants to connect an OS X Lion macbook air to his business network remotely, and I was just wondering if anyone knows of a way to do this easily. Normally, I would set up a VPN ...
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Auto vpn connection dependent on Wifiname

I recently asked a question Auto connect vpn upon login/boot which got answered well using apple script . I want to extend this question to the following problem: The vpn connection should be ...
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How to ensure that all traffic goes through VPN connection once it has been started?

I connect to the internet through a VPN provider along with other precautions in order to ensure privacy (against traffic analysis by agencies of a repressive government). I currently use Tunnelblick ...
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Easy solution to use a SmartCard with a 15" MacBook Pro?

I am looking for a simple solution that would enable my MacBook Pro to read smartcards and use them with Cisco AnyConnect VPN solution. Do you know what cards are supported on OS X Lion?
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Printing to a Local Printer While Using VPN

I use Cisco's AnyConnect VPN client for Mac to access my work network from home. While using the VPN I am unable to connect to my home printer. Is there any way around this? Is it possible to add my ...
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How to auto connect to VPN upon login/boot?

So far, I've been using the build-in VPN tool of Lion. I would like to auto connect my VPN whenever I'm connected to the internet. Is it possible to auto connect my VPN whenever I'm connected to the ...
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Automatically setting custom routes with the internal VPN (IPSec/L2TP) client

I have a IPSec/L2TP (PSK) VPN I'm connecting to with OSX's built in client through the System Preferences > Network (in Lion/10.7.2). The VPN gives me an IP of 10.0.1/24, but I need to access servers ...
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Airplay speakers stop playing when VPN connection is established

I have Zeppelin Air from B&W which works great most of the time. However during VPN connection to different work places during VPN connection Airplay stops playing. If I then go to iTunes and play ...
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Can iOS 5 Wi-fi sync be used over VPN?

With iTunes Wi-fi sync in iOS 5, it seems that the host iTunes machine and the iOS device have to be on the same LAN. Is it possible to circumvent that requirement by accessing the user's LAN (with ...
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How to define the VPN PPTP port in OSX Lion?

Is there any change to set the port to use when connecting to a PPTP VPN from a Mac? I configured a VPN at home from Server 2008 so I can access my home server and use ports like RDP, VNC, IMAPS ...
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VPN on OS X Lion Server

I'm trying to configure VPN on my Mac Mini Server running OS X Lion 10.7.1 with Server app. I have a SKY D-Link ADSL router connected via ethernet is Apple AirPort Extreme and my other devices ...
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Installing OpenConnect, Cisco VPN alternative

Has anyone had any luck installing openconnect on OS X? I have downloaded the source code but I can't figure out how to build it. The instructions on their website say to extract the code and run ...
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LogMeIn Hamachi “Network” menu gone in Lion

I have used LogMeIn Hamachi to play on different game servers, however since I update to Lion I have been unable to change the server I want to connect. The whole "Network" menu is gone. Here is a ...
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Cisco Smart Tunnel crashes Safari. Can it be made to work on Mac OS X?

I deal with a customer who has provided me a SSL VPN address. When I log in it downloads a .jnlp file, and then some files are created in /tmp. The meat of how it works, is it tries to run Safari ...
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Send specific traffic through VPN based on the domain

I'd like to access Hulu and similar sites from outside the US, so I'm using blackVPN via PPTP. Works great, no major problems. Is there any way to use the (consisting) VPN connection only for a small ...
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Do I need to implement anything special to enable VPN access within my iPhone app?

I have an iPhone application that I would like to use to access a VPN. I've configured the VPN through the Settings app on the iPhone, but my app still can't access the VPN to get data. A similar ...
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How to keep a VPN connection alive on an iPhone?

I connect to a bunch of WiFi hot spots with my iPhone, and love that I have a VPN option. One thing I don't love is that it disconnects from the VPN if the screen ever goes blank. How can I keep ...
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How to initiate VPN conection from command line?

I would like to save some mouse clicks and keystrokes by initiating VPN connection from command line. Is there tool for this in Mac OS X? Ideally, it should accept VPN connection name and password and ...
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How can I share a Cisco VPN connection?

I am using ICS on my Early 2011 MBP (latest version of Snow Leopard) to share a connection to various devices, e.g. XBOX. Normally this is by manually configuring the network settings on the client, ...
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Can I connect to a L2TP/IPSec VPN linux server using a Snow Leopard client?

Do I need any special software? What should I do to connect to a L2TP/IPSec VPN?
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VPN on demand - does it ever work?

We are running Snow Leopard Server and have setup VPN here and external users can pretty easily connect to it. We want to make it even easier though. The one option that I've spent several hours ...
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How can I share one Mac's VPN with another mac?

I've upgraded my iMac to Lion and that broke my VPN to work (Check Point's Connectra SNX--it's browser-based, so it does not use OS X built-in VPN). Long story short, until there's a fix, I want to ...
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Force Lion to boot 32 bit mode

How can I force OSX Lion to boot into 32bit mode without having to hold 3 + 2 down on boot? I have to use the Cisco VPN Client to connect back into work and since upgrading it no longer works on ...
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Where did my file /etc/ppp/ip-up go after upgrading to Lion?

I upgraded to OS X 10.7 this morning and upon attempting to connect to my corporate VPN, I discovered that my script at /etc/ppp/ip-up has disappeared. Has anyone else encountered this problem, or do ...
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How can I make the Cisco VPN Client work with Lion?

Worked in Snow Leopard and now gives error 51 and the sudo restart system command in Terminal i used to use doesn't work. Any idea?
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Macbook Pro unable to use the internet while connected to IPSec VPN

Short Question Is there something I am missing when setting up a Cisco IPSec VPN connection that redirects all traffic over the VPN? Background When I am connected to the VPN, I can browse our ...
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IPv6 router advertisements for PPP0 (VPN) on the iPhone

I use IPv6 on the iPhone and it is working fine on the WiFi - I have radvd (router advertisement deamon) in the router and iPhone gets configured automatically. Problem is when I use VPN through the ...
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Is it possible to be always connected to a VPN without prompting for a UN/PW?

Is it possible to install some configuration profile on an iOS Device that will always have the user connected to a VPN without having them input his/her username/password each time one tries to ...
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How exactly does a VPN work for iPad?

How exactly does a VPN work for iPad? I mean are all VPN connections (specially the Cisco VPN client) designed to work the same way..i.e. they always require 3 inputs; Host, UserId, Pwd OR that ...
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What setup allows a Windows 7 client to use OS X 10.6.7 server VPN with L2TP?

I'm trying to get my Windows 7 laptop to connect to my OSX server VPN via L2TP. I understand that Windows 7 has some issues with NAT-T and I was wondering if anyone has a fix for this. Or has gotten ...