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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Has 10.6.7 broken the built-in Cisco IPSec VPN client?

No longer able to connect to my Cisco VPN using 10.6.7. No configuration changes have happened and another machine still on 10.6.6 works correctly. If you've experienced this and resolved the issue, ...
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How to connect to MacBook to a Windows 7 machine that is connected to a Ubuntu machine via VPN?

I don't know if I at the right posiution with this task. I have ubuntu running on a server. A notebook has Cisco VPN Client installed and is connected to this ubuntu server. Because I dislike working ...
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Trouble with Snow leopard VPN. Doesn't start at machine startup

I use VPN client that comes inbuilt with Snow Leopard OS to connect to VPN on the macbook. Mac OS uses “racoon” process internally to make any vpn connections work. This process starts when the ...
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How am I supposed to use ProXPN on an insecure network?

It seems that ProXPN will only launch after you connect to a wireless network. How, then, can I keep my connection secure while connecting to an insecure wireless connection while using ProXPN? There ...
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MacBook Pro Vpn Configuration [closed]

I've configured vpn for my macbook pro but I can't open filtered sites like youtube, I've set my computer to send all network traffic over vpn.
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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 ...
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OS X Server VPN: cannot ping local network

My OS X Server located in my home network. It's using Time Capsule to connect to the Internet. I've setup VPN server there and I was able to successfully connect, but I can't reach the devices in the ...
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Connecting to VPN (Mac OS X)

I'm trying to connect to VPN on Mac OS X via several ways: Native vpn client (doing something like this: https://www.publicvpn.com/support/MacOSX105.php) By Anyconnect vpn client By Cisco vpn client ...
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OSX Mavericks VPN PPTP

I have an issue with vpn pptp connection on my macbook. The latest version of Mavericks is installed. The log (/var/log/ppp.log) is provided below Fri Feb 21 20:08:33 2014 : Warning: can't open ...
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OS X Server ignoring static VPN IP request

I posted this question on serverfault but I think it's more appropiate here. I've just enabled the VPN service on OS X Server, everything is working fine however we are facing one issue. All of our ...
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Connect to Windows File Sharing server using VPN

I am using VPN to connect to work server. On windows I enter \\Imbserver into explorer address bar and I can see files on server. When I connect to VPN on mac and try to access imbserver that is ...
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Prevent apps from using wifi without VPN [duplicate]

When I travel and am connecting to public wireless networks (or, really, any wireless network I don't control), I use a VPN (either L2TP with the built-in networking support or OpenVPN with ...
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Why does VPN not work on Apple TV?

I have 2 internet networks, one of which is VPN. When I connect with the VPN network to Apple TV I get the following message: An error occurred loading this content. Try again later. When I ...
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Applescript to enable internet sharing, but select where to share the connection from

I have the following applescript code that turns on internet sharing. What I want to be able to do is also have the applescript choose which connection I am sharing from the dropdown menu list. 1 ...
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VPN splitdns not working on cellular data

I'm using an iOS On-Demand VPN with SPLIT-DNS (strongswan ipsec). If I'm on WiFi everything works perfectly. In Safari the DNS request for the hosts I specified are sent my way. However on LTE/3G, ...
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directing all traffic of VM (Parallels) to a VPN, or make it go offline

I am using Parallels 8 to host Windows XP under Mac OS Mavericks. I need IE, some ActiveX/Java applets and RDC under XP to connect certain IPs only via a VPN connection, or not at all. I have two ...
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'No machine certificates found' when adding machine certificate into VPN

I've 2 certificates, one for user authentication and another for machine authentication. My user authentication includes certificate and private key based on which I've generated pkcs12 file using ...
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Prevent data on unsecured wireless, until VPN is connected [duplicate]

There's a lot of good advice around about avoiding connecting to unsecured wireless networks, and using a VPN (for all traffic) if you absolutely must use one. What seems to be missing from this ...
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Mountain Lion 10.8.5 VPN can not connect to internal http sites

I VPN into my companies network. Yesterday all was well. Today when I try to go to an internal website it will not go there. I am using Chrome on Mountain Lion 10.8.5. ssh, telnet, nfs all still ...
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iOS 7 & Per App VPN - How many connections are supported?

If I understand the Per App VPN correctly, App A might connect to VPN A and App B might connect to VPN B. Is this accurate? If this is accurate, how many VPN connections are supported? Can both App A ...
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Cisco VPN timeout issues

I'm trying to use the native Cisco VPN client installed with Lion and it's been a terrible experience. The VPN times out between 15 and 45 minutes and I can't seem to fix it. I've followed guides for ...
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VPN does not connect on public wifi in train

I have problems connecting to a VPN when I use the public wifi that is available in some Dutch trains. When I press Connect VPN from the drop down menu in the menu bar, I get a password prompt (as ...
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PPP tunnel on a local computer on linux using socat

I am trying to create test setup to verify PPP packet flow though a custom PPP server. To do so, I want to create a PPP tunnel on a local computer using virtual serial ports using socat. ...
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VPN Connection (iPad/iPhone/MBP -> iMac) failing on some devices

I have a VPN server (an iMac) using Mac OS X Server (10.8.3). I have three devices: 15" Retina MacBook Pro, Mac OS 10.8.4 3rd-gen iPad, iOS 6.1.3 iPhone 4S, iOS 7 b4 All three are configured to ...
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Connecting to Windows 7 VPN server

I'm attempting to setup a VPN to my home by using a Windows 7 machine as a VPN server. I've set it up the standard Windows 7 VPN which I believe uses PPTP. I've also enabled PPTP passthrough on my ...
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OSX Server VPN and iPhones

I've setup the VPN server in OS X server, and have a new Apple Airport Extreme base station as my wireless router, and it is properly configured for OSX VPN. I can usually connect to the VPN on my ...
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How to configure client OS X VPN (L2TP) connection so you do not loose access to intranet?

I am looking for a solution for configuring the VPN on OS X so you do not loose access to internal network. In fact I want to use the VPN only to enable access to different external services that ...
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how to route only parallels over vpn

I would like to route only my VM (a WinXP) over a simple PPTP VPN. What is a simple way to do this? I turned "route all traffic over VPN" off, of course. I read that if the DNS of the guest OS is ...
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VPN Cisco IPSec disconnected connection after 45 minutes

I am using a Cisco IPSec VPN connection which consistently gets disconnected after around 45 minutes. I have seen some some solutions which require editing a file in /var/run/racoon/, but I do not ...
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Direct only RDP traffic through Cisco AnyConnect VPN

Is it possible, using Cisco AnyConnect VPN client, to pass only certain types of traffic / traffic over certain ports through the VPN, while the rest of the traffic goes through the normal network ...
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Xserve VPN L2TP cannot see LDAP

After quite a bit of mucking around and getting no VPN activity through my router, I finally resolved that issue. Only my local users can authenticate through VPN, any user from LDAP receives "The ...
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OSX 10.8.2 installs routes on second ppp connection to the wrong interface

When I connect to a 3G connection it installs an interface ppp0 and a default gateway all OK: netstat -rn Routing tables Internet: Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use ...
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Possible to use OSX's built-in Cisco IPSec VPN on a custom port?

From my googling and personal experience, I've determined that OSX's IPSec is extremely hard to get working for some people. It turns out I'm one of those people. Using what I believe are the correct ...
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Connect to VPN before login

Is there a way to connect to a VPN before/during the login window appears? I have bound my computer to an Active Directory server, but the AD server can only be found after the connection to the VPN ...
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Is there a way to get an Airport Extreme to coexist with a second router offering VPN?

Essentially, I want add VPN functionality to my home-office domain so I can access it from other locations, and allow the occasional other person to access it this way. Obviously, the two routers ...
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Which low cost server device is compatible with iOS VPN on demand?

There is a question on "What is VPN on demand, and how do I get it to work with iOS?", however its accepted answer lacks detail. Envision a small business usage with only 1 or 2 iPhone/iPad devices ...
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Viscosity OpenVPN Tunnelblick Connect but all rdp connections go dead after about 10 minutes

symptons: Open viscosity, select appropriate connection. Wait until connection resolves, get an IP address. Use Microsoft Remote Desktop connection Client for Mac - Version 2.1.1 (110309) Everything ...
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Why proxPN cannot connect on my MacBook?

I am located in China and just installed proxPN on my MacBook. But it does not connect to the server in Dallas, it always hangs there. What can I do? Thanks!
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VPN - split tunnel routing [duplicate]

I would like to use a VPN to access all sites external to our local intranet, but preserve local routing so that I can still access sites on the local intranet (e.g. in 10.0.0.0/8). I am using the Mac ...
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Cannot access a specific remote IP address on Mac Os X 10.7.5

I cannot reach a certain remote IP address from my Mac. Pinging it gives "Request timeout" and after 4 or 5 pings "No route to host" and "Host is down". The weird fact is that other Macs on my same ...
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Why are there VPN-related log entries in my iPad's console log when I'm not using any VPN?

I'm seeing entries related to VPN access in my iPad's system log (via an app called 'System Console'), but I don't know why they're appearing. I've never used a VPN or any form of remote access ...
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DNS Issues after Updating to Mountain Lion

I've updated to Mountain Lion, and I'm having some DNS problems. I always PPTP/L2TP VPN connections on my macbook. Recently after a while of working with Mountain Lion, VPN stops sending and receiving ...
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VPN send but not receive data

My VPN service works perfect until last friday and still working on a DD-WRT router. I'm using OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion. Here is the log output http://pastebin.com/QZyz3eSf Others connections works ...
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Odd (potentially DNS) network problems on my Macbook Pro (VPN / Network Connect related)

I was reluctant to ask a new question as there appears to be a million dns related questions on here and elsewhere already, but, I think mine might be a bit different. An example, right now I am ...
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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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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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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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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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MacBook VPN connection disconnects after two minutes

My MacBook Pro's VPN disconnects two minutes after it connects. I change the account and I had no luck with it, Any ideas?
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How to access ProXPN's settings?

I installed ProXPN on my Mac and successfully used it. It installs an icon in the menu bar which you can use to enable and disable the application. I was messing around with the settings and clicked ...