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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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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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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importing .vpl files (vpn tunnels) on mac

Is there any way I can import a .vpl file? This is the only way of connecting I have and for now I can only do it on Windows (with FortiClient 4.x.x) because 5 doesn't support importing .vpl anymore.
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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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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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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 list clients connected to OS X Server 10.8's VPN?

The 10.6 Server manual says this: but it doesn't work on 10.8. Even a Terminal command would be great.
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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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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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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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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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How does my iMac know my location in the maps app, given that I use a VPN that has my IP about 200 miles from where my address is?

I have an iMac (Mid 2011, if it matters) and I just installed Mavericks. When I launch the Maps app, it knows PRECISELY where I am, which I could certainly understand if it was using IP geolocation. ...
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OS X Server 10.7.4: VPN Authentication Failed for new users

I can't seem to get new users to access VPN on our OS X Server. If I use my login credentials with the VPN connection, everything works. But when I change to a recently created user I get a error ...
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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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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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Problems connecting to VPN on iOS 8 w/ OS X Server VPN

Alright, so about a few hours ago I purchased OS X Server, being intrigued by it's VPN capabilities. I enabled VPN and set it up, however I'm unsure if I even did this correctly. I'm pretty sure I've ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Does iOS support IPsec IKEv2?

Does iOS support IPsec IKEv2? If not, is there any way to get IPsec IKEv2 working on iOS?
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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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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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What is the difference between Personal VPN vs VPN Configuration profiles?

I noticed that the VPN menu in the iPhone settings menu has two different kinds of VPN connections and I am troubled by it. There are two different types of VPN connections shown, Personal VPN ...
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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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How can I remove a VPN service when the remove button is disabled?

I added a VPN config. Now I want to remove it, but the - button is gray and disabled. I checked some answers from this Apple Support Communities thread: In Terminal: networksetup ...
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Mac OS X Mountain Lion - DNS resolving uses wrong order on VPN via dial-up connection

I am using a MacBook with Mac OS X 10.8.2 and connect to my company's network via VPN. Everything works great when establishing the VPN connection via LAN or WLAN. However, when I use a dial-up ...
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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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'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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VPN server authentication error

I'm running 10.8.5 (not server) on my home laptop and wanted to set up a vpn server on it. I found a number of tutorials online (eg http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20060616150640529) for ...
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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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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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Tunnelblick/Viscosity random connection issues even when not connected to VPN

I have random connection issues after using Tunnelblick or Viscosity, where existing connections don't seem to drop (SSH, Skype, Hangouts,...) but nothing new can be established, ie. ping to 8.8.8.8 ...
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Unable to connect to a server over VPN

Usually a straight forward question but this one has a twist. I can connect my MacBook to a work server over VPN with any wifi connection no problem, other than my wifi at home. That suggests it's ...
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Host OS VPN Enforcement, Virtual Machines allowed on local network

I'm trying to achieve the following goal on OS X 10.10, but I'm not sure what model or how I should go about achieving this. Caveat, this is actually quite a tricky goal, so think of it as a ...
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Order of the VPN connections in the VPN menu

Is it possible to change the order of the VPN connection in the OS X VPN Menu?
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iPhone seems to disconnect the VPN as soon as it goes into auto-lock (sleep)

My iPhone seems to disconnect the VPN as soon as it goes into sleep mode. I use OpenVPN connect for iOS. iPhone 5s and 6, iOS 8. Is this behaviour as designed or am I missing something?
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I'd like to use a VPN on my AirPort Extreme so that all traffic from all devices runs through it

Is this possible? Can it be toggled on an off? I currently use OpenDNS on my APEx I am interested on installing PIA or OpenVPN on the APEx, any idea or How-Tos on installing this, here is my APEx ...
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No Stable VPN using Cisco AnyConnect on iOS 7

I am attempting to establish a VPN using Cisco's Anyconnect on iOS7. Once I hit "connect" it repeatedly connects and un-connects. The multiple connections also show up in the log file. I have tried to ...
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“The L2TP-VPN server did not respond” on OS X Yosemite

I have a problem with VPN connection on OS X Yosemite I imported certificates, set them "Always trust" policy and created connection (I set User authentication: Password, Machine authentication: ...
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Is there a way to connect to office VPN using parallels (windows) but surf on host Mac OS X?

My office VPN called Juniper does not gets installed on Mac OS X. I am using Parallels to run guest Windows on my macbook pro with OS X Yosemite. I don't know what I am asking, and if it is even ...
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The L2TP-VPN server did not respond - OS X Mountain Lion (happened after change of Router)

I used to be able to connect to VPNgate's servers but ever since I changed to a new router (one of the new Netgear Nighthawks), it just stopped working. I followed the guide on their site to setup ...
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OSX firewall blocking torrents outside of VPN

I've seen plenty of tutorials for this around for Windows but I'm wanting to do it on OSX Yosemite. Is it possible to configure the firewall such that torrent traffic will only ever be permitted when ...
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What ports need to be opened to use the L2TP VPN server on Mountain Lion Server?

I am using a Mac mini OS X Mountain Lion Server (10.8.5). My goal is to have the server's own VPN service running over L2TP only. The Mac mini is behind an AirPort Extreme (4th generation) AirPort ...