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 can I make VPN only work on one app and not the whole system?

I have a VPN server installed in my Network settings. But the problem is I only want the VPN to affect just one app, and when running the VPN it affects the whole internet connection of the system. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Increasing lifetime of cisco IPSec VPN on OSX

A VPN connection automatically disconnetcs after approximately 45 minutes, which is quite frustrating, especially when using it for work. This problem has been around for quite a few years now. I'm ...
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Wi-Fi proxy changes are not getting applied until restarted

I am connecting to my company VPN over a Wi-Fi and supposed to use a proxy server in order to connect to internet. Sometime, I need to update the proxy server to a new value. If I change the proxy ...
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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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Juniper Network Connect hangs at “Establishing Secure Session” after upgrading to OS X Yosemite

I know it's a bad idea to upgrade an OS so soon when you are running any enterprise software, especially related to security/vpns etc. But I did! And I would like to avoid downgrading if possible. ...
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Why is my Safari unable to open links from Google under VPN?

Safari 8.0.2, OS X 10.10.1--Problem occurring in Mac Pro 2009 and MBP ret 2012. Once I log into my employer's VPN, Safari has a quite unique problem: if I go to Google, do a search and click on any ...
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VPN Tracker 6 won't work on Mac OS X Yosemite

Equinux VPN Tracker 6 won't start on Mac OS X Yosemite. When starting up, a message says Unable to load kernel extension And invites you to restart, but to no avail. Needless to say, I don't ...
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Why do I need tuntap for HideMyAss?

I want to install HideMyAss VPN software, but after login they suggest to me to install the tuntap driver. The software worked before, but lately they want to install extra kernel extensions? My ...
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VPN client is not working after Yosemite update: Enforce Firewall Policy Fail

I use both the Apple VPN client (L2TP over IPSec in Network preferences) and Checkpoint Endpoint Security client to connect to work. I installed Yosemite last night and today I can not connect to ...
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Put Mac to sleep while connected via Juniper VPN, after wake up no Internet connection?

Usually, I do to the following: Connect to a VPN via Juniper's Network Access client. Put my Mac to sleep (without disconnecting from VPN). When I resume my Mac from sleep, the top panel indicator ...
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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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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 can I share a L2TP VPN, tunnelling through ethernet, over AirPort on my MacbookPro?

I am running OS X 10.6.8 on a Santa Rosa MacBook Pro (MBP) (2.4Ghz). I have an ethernet connection that I share with an iPad and iPhone via the built-in WiFi (AirPort). In other words, my MBP is used ...
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VPN-Sharing via WLAN Internet Sharing

I am connected to a vpn network throught the ethernet port. And I want to share these connection over a WLAN internet sharing my iPhone. Configuration: OSX: Mavericks (Version 10.9.4) VPN: OpenVPN ...
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Racoon - Invalid Major Version 32

I'm playing around with StrongSwan to setup a VPN connection between two mac's on Ubuntu and OSX. I'm having a mac specific problem with racoon. I've tried on four different mac's and half of them are ...
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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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When connected to VPN using the built-in VPN service, is all my internet traffic routed through the VPN connection?

I have configured a VPN service using only the built-in options from OS X. I have configured it as follows: Interface: VPN VPN Type: Cisco IPSec Service name: ... I don't have any settings under ...
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Troubleshooting Cisco Anyconnect routing table changes on 10.10.2

I'm using Cisco any connect 3.1.05160, and it fails repeatedly with "The VPN client was unable to successfully verify the IP forwarding table modifications. A VPN connection will not be established." ...
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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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networksetup -connectpppoeservice “VPN” does not work anymore on Yosemite

I have some bash scripts to connect my VPN but since Yosemite was installed they doesn't work anymore. I tested directly on Terminal with and without sudo: networksetup -connectpppoeservice "VPN" ...
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i2p on iOS device via proxy and VPN

I've got VPS with i2p router and openVPN on board. I've configured tinyproxy and now, with switched on VPN on OS X, I can surf eepsites. I've set up same proxy settings in wifi settings and connected ...
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How do I simulate a random VPN disconnect?

I'm trying to write an applescript that reconnects a VPN that gets disconnected (sort of like this one) and I want to test it to see if it works. One of the key parts of the script is being able to ...
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What changed in the Yosemite SmartCard handling?

A few years ago, it was realized that using number generating RSA keyfobs for authentication into VPNs was not a completely secure mechanism. Some companies that previously relied on RSA for this have ...
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SSH based VPN with tun device

On the ssh man page there is a section called SSH-BASED VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS which explains how to setup a poor mans VPN with ssh (ssh flag -w). This section is also included in the OSX man page. ...
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Can't tell if using cellular or wifi data

Okay, so here's a bit of a head scratcher. I have an iPhone 4S running ios 7.0.4. I have been using a VPN app from the App Store for work and it has worked fine until yesterday. I was connected to ...
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Why does my command line prompt now beging with “vpn”?

I was just (unsuccessfully) playing around with setting up a vpn in OS X Server, and now all my new terminal prompts begin with "vpn" followed by my user name. Anyone know why this is the case and how ...
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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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How to start PPTP VPN connection from crontab?

I want to automatically start PPTP VPN connection daily at a certain time. And it should do nothing if the connection is already on. Any idea how this can be done with cron in Mac OS X 10.9+?
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Yosemite VPN breaks internet connection over Wi-fi

I have a basic PPTP VPN connection set up, but when I connect to it, my Mac immediately looses internet connection. Skype still routes and works, but internet connection dies. I don't have "Send all ...
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How to automatically activate VPN when iPhone is unlocked

Due to Verizon's recent X-UIDH/packet sniffing shenanigans, I've installed a L2TP VPN on my iPhone. I have no trouble connecting to the VPN, but I have to remember to do it every time I connect to ...
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sharing internet connection and Junos pulse [duplicate]

I am using Yosemite and would like to share my VPN connection (junos pulse). I've been able to share regular connections using the normal internet sharing system preference dialog. I go to system ...
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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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Mac OS 10.8.5 PPTP VPN can't ping hosts few minutes

I connect to PPTP VPN from my MPA and get very strange behavior. VPN connect without any errors, but after connection I can't reach any host from VPN-network about three minutes. After that everything ...
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VPN client disconnect immediately on Mac

I'm trying to setup a Cisco IPSec VPN connection. I've configured everything but when I try to connect, it seems to pass authentication but then immediately disconnects. I've looked at the logs using ...
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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 can OS X perform “VPN Single Sign On”?

Windows can perform "VPN Single Sign On" whereby a (pre-configured) VPN connection is initiated from the login screen using the provided user credentials and, once established, the user is ...
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Mac Mini Server - Windows 7 Laptop VPN to OS X Server error 629, Tried a lot of options

I am having a hard time connecting to my office server in which I am the admin of. I have recently wiped the hard drive and re-installed os x yosemite with os x server. I use a Windows 7 machine at ...
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Force http/https proxy on Apple iPad 1st generation (iOS 5.1.1)

Is there any way to force a first generation ipad (iOS 5.1.1) through a proxy server without exception? Alternatively, is there any way to force a first generation ipad through a VPN without ...
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Authenticate against aliases from an OD for VPN Service

I'm looking for a way to authenticate using aliases or Full Names from OpenDirectory against our VPN server using 10.9.2 / Server.app 3.1.1. Under 10.5.8 Server, the VPN Server would authenticate ...
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Time Machine to NAS, over internet

I have a Synology DiskStation NAS that I use for Time Machine backups on my LAN. I want to be able to back up when I'm away from home. I've tried: Connecting via L2TP VPN running on Synology ...
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What free VPN server to use that would work with iOS?

iOS supports 3 VPN solutions: L2TP, PPTP and IPSec and currently I'm using PPTP connecting to a Ubuntu server. Also, there are several problems: PPTP configuration has to be tunned on both ends in ...
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How to check if VPN connection can be established automatically?

I recently ran into the problem that a VPN connection, type Cisco IPSec, could not be established. For some unbeknownst reason, the connection failed. The failing VPN connection is not the problem per ...
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Cisco AnyConnect prevents Continuity from allowing Mac to answer iPhone

One of the nicest features of the new OS integration between iOS 8 and Yosemite is the ability to text and receive phone calls from my iPhone while on my Mac. However, when I work from home, I need ...
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Share Forticlient from wireless to ethernet

I have an IP Phone that I want to connect to the ethernet port on my iMac. I have installed the FortiClient (running SSL mode) to connect to my office. I connect the iMac to my router via Wireless. I ...
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SSL VPN Client for iOS [closed]

n my workplace we have a FortiNet VPN. On my desktop, I use FortiClient to access it. The iOS FortiClient app keeps crashing on iOS 8, and from a quick search in the App Store I see only branded apps ...
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Unable to connect to any VPN - how do I hard reset all related settings?

Title says it all - I'm unable to connect to any VPN server. It doesn't matter if I'm using WiFi or Ethernet and I've tried multiple routers in different locations as well. Both L2TP and PP2P ...