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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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 ...
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VPN connection in OSX fails after a certain amount of reconnects

When using a a IPSec VPN in OSX, I'm getting prompted to re-enter my password every ~45 minutes. After a certain amount of re-connects, no further connection will succeed. I have to restart the laptop ...
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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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Cisco AnyConnect causes OS X to kernel panic

My Macbook Pro 15" (Early 2011 - the one with Thunderbolt port) constantly kernel panics whenever Cisco AnyConnect establishes connection. The panic tends to happen in the first ~30 seconds after ...
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Native Paid VPN Service

I was in a situation where I wanted to use a tunnel-all VPN, and went to Hotspot Shield's site. Much to my dismay, they ship an installer in order to use their service. Is there a commercial, ...
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Self hosted VPN solution with Mac client

Rather than pay an additional monthly fee, I'd like to take advantage of the existing cloud computing resources I already have and host a VPN on Amazon or Linode, and access that from my MacBook while ...
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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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Why is the menu bar showing the VPN “Disconnecting” animation forever?

You know how when you disconnect from a VPN, you get a little scrolling "Disconnecting..." notification in the upper right notification area? Well, I'm getting that, but it never goes away. It's ...
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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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SSH sessions hang after VPN reconnect

I am a new user to OS X (MacBook Air, 10.6.7) migrating from Ubuntu and extremely happy with it. I use terminator running on X11 for my terminal program, and I'm using SSH: OpenSSH_5.8p1, OpenSSL ...
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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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Per application VPN settings

I use a VPN tunnel to connect to a remote network on Snow Leopard. I set it up with the system settings for VPN and it works fine. Unfortunately, the VPN tunnel is used for all connections. Some ports ...
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iPad management in medium sized business

Our developer is putting the finishing touches on an internal web application. We'll be using it on the internal network and through a series of iPads. The iPads will connect through our IPSec VPN to ...
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Sharing a VPN connection using Internet Sharing (via Airport)

Internet Sharing from my MacBook Pro (10.6.6) to other WiFi devices works fine. But the moment I turn on the VPN connection (PPTP) on the Mac (which I would also like to share), the other devices ...
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I cannot connect to my workplace VPN

My workplace has VPN and it works great for me in Parallels Windows XP and Bootcamp Windows Vista. However, with the same config, I can't get it to work in Snow Leopard. I don't know what type of ...
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Prevent Bonjour Announcements Over OpenVPN

We have an OpenVPN server at work, which I use frequently to access private work resources. When I do, the "Shared" listed in Finder populates with all the automatically announced servers/resources at ...
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Why do I need an admin password to change the VPN PPP Password in my keychain?

It's MY local personal keychain after all. I can edit other passwords, but not the VPN PPP pasword. See screenshot for details.
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How can I read the log when I fail with VPN

I have a Macbook Pro and I'm trying to get VPN from home to work. It refuse to work. I have turned on verbose logging, but how can I read the log ?
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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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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 ...
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How to use the built–in VPN Server on Mac OS 10.6.6

I know that Mac OS 10.6.6 has a built in VPN server that one can access through command line. Is there an easier way? Can I make an Automator or AppleScript program that starts and stops the built–in ...
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Why does iPhone 4 lose its VPN connection on sleep or screen lock?

I've setup a VPN connection using AnchorFree.com on my iPhone 4 which works great, the issue I have is when my iPhone goes to sleep or screen locks the VPN connection appears to auto disconnect and ...
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How to ensure that all networking goes through my ssh proxy?

I have a network location set up to ssh tunnel to my server. For now, just ssh -D type stuff. This works fine. I set up the tunnel from within my .screenrc. In other words, "screen" is the trigger ...