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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Windows 10 client can't connect to VPN

I'm using Mac OS X Server Version 5.1.5 running on Mac OS X 10.11.5. I've turned on VPN and can successfully connect from Mac clients. Trying to connect from a client running Windows 10, and am ...
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Only HTTPS websites working otherwise I receive ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED [duplicate]

I am facing annoying problem of only HTTPS websites working on my Mac (in all browsers). I can only visit Google, YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo etc. So far, I tried following: Websites shows error of: ...
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How to change timeout setting of VPN for MacBook Pro with OS X 10.10.5?

Does any one know how to change the timeout setting of VPN for MacBook Pro with OS X 10.10.5? Thanks
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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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OpenVPN as system service - working without login

Is there a way to get OpenVPN connection set up without having a local user? I'm using my Mac remotely for software development, occasionally resulting in kernel panic due to a bug in my software, I ...
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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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How can I turn off VPN?

I'm working on a friend's iPhone and every time I turn VPN off, it turns right back on. Have you ever seen this before? Any suggestions for what I could do to keep it turned off?
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How do I connect to a VPN through a HTTP/HTTPS proxy?

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), OS X El Capitan (10.11.1) I'm currently on a Macbook Pro mid 2015 with OS X 10.11.1 and I need help bypassing my university's proxy server. I believe they use ...
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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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Maverics VPN to Windows 2008 SSTP with Certificate (PPTP)

I'm unable to connect to a Windows VPN using my macbook air 2013. The VPN Settings given to me are, Server URL Username & Password SSL Ceritificate VPN Type - SSTP I have added image on how to ...
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OS X doesn't query local DNS names properly

None of our OS X client machines in our workplace query local DNS names of our servers properly after connecting to VPN. For other client machines – including Linux and Windows – it works properly. ...
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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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Junos pulse and share internet connection by ad-hoc Wi-Fi on OS X

Basic problem If I run Pulse secure (or Junos Pulse) on my iOS device, this breaks functionality of TCP socket in background. I mean if application is in background it can't be woken up by incoming ...
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VPN stopped working

When I try to connect to my work Cisco VPN using the Mac OS X built-in VPN client, all I get is an unexpected error. My Mac OS version is 10.11.5 If I run syslog -k Facility -k Sender racoon in ...
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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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Installed openvpn with brew but it doesn't appear to be installed correctly

I installed openvpn with brew. The installation went fine, no errors or missing dependencies. But now when I try to run it: users-MBP:~ user$ brew install openvpn Warning: openvpn-2.3.7 already ...
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El Capitan: VPN is not configured

I discovered this new annoying bug in El-Cap (10.11.2 running on MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013): Sometimes when I click on VPN icon in the menubar I get 'VPN is not configured', despite 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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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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VPN to OSX from windows machine?

The environment i have setup consists of an OSX Server, running file sharing and VPN. The file share is accessible from the local network on both windows or OSX machines, and OSX machines have no ...
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How to force OS X to always use my VPN? [duplicate]

I use the VPN client Tunnelblick to redirect all the traffic to my VPN. However, if Tunnelblick is down, or while it's connecting to my VPN at startup, my trafic is not redirected to my VPN. This is ...
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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 to automatically connect VPN when connecting to a network?

In my university, the only way to access Internet is to connect to a VPN server. I've configured the VPN on my Mac and it's working fine, but I need to manually connect to the VPN every time I connect ...
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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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How to Mimic Location of Slave VPN for Primary VPN?

I would like to mimic the location of my primary VPN by the second VPN ("slave"). My mobile internet and data comes from Finland because it is cheap. I need to connect to my school's VPN server in ...
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Internet via home

On many days, I use an iPad on a network that provides Internet. However this internet network restricts certain websites I can access. Even public VPNs are blocked. I have an idea. Suppose I could ...
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How to Limit Wifi Connection to Only One Application?

I need to connect to open Wifi network but I do not want all my applications access internet with it. Only one internet browser. I am using at the moment VPN Service PrivateInternetAccess.com (PIA). ...
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Is it possible to bring up or tear down an iOS OnDemand tunnel based on a site accessed by mobile device?

Say, if accessing one.example.com should always bring up the tunnel, how can this be expressed with OnDemandRules? Or if two.example.com should always tear down the tunnel? The Configuration Profile ...
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Tunnelblick - automatic reconnect without logging in

Using OpenVPN, I have set up remote access to the Mac workstation and it works flawlessly - as long as the computer doesn't go to sleep. I can wake it with wake on lan from another computer, that is ...
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Can a Keyboard Shortcut be Set to Connect to VPN?

I now this may sound quite lazy, but I connect to a VPN several times a day (since the laptop gets disconnected from time to time). I am aware of the "Show VPN Status in the Menubar" option, but is ...
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iPhone - iMessage not working over VPN

iPhone 6S iOS 9.3.1 We're having a problem with iMessage not working over our VPN/Private APN. We're using an IPSec VPN to push traffic at 3 virtual machines running a VPN agent which allows us to ...
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How to send only “work” related requests over vpn for El Capitan (10.11)

I have configured a new VPN connection (Type - Cisco IPSec) for work using network preferences and it works. How can I stay connected to my work vpn and direct only my work traffic through vpn? ...
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OpenVPN JSON error after upgrading to El Capitan

After upgrading to El Captian, OpenVPN displays the following error when attempting a connection: "JSONDialog: Error running jsondialog". I'm using OpenVPN version 2.0.9.201. How do I get OpenVPN to ...
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OS X El Capitan - Cisco Built-in VPN client - split traffic

On OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), with the Cisco Built-in VPN client, I would like to configure the route table in order to have the following thing : subnet traffic 192.168.101.0/24 goes through the VPN ...
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Mac OSX built-in VPN support for Cisco AnyConnect?

Is there any existing or planned support for AnyConnect (or OpenConnect) using the Mac OSX built-in VPN manager (System Settings -> Network)? Would be cool if either natively, an extension, or ...
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IKEv2 with AES instead of 3DES on OSX El Capitan 10.11.4?

I'm trying to get my MacBook to connect to strongswan on an Amazon Debian instance using IKEv2 with AES instead of 3DES. Most answers I've found so far suggest configuring the server to allow 3DES ...
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Network Interface Missing in Bind Order (Set Service Order dialog)

I have a VPN connection to my office set up and configured. The VPN connection works absolutely fine. It also shows in my Network Preferences pane. But it is low in the DNS bind order (and so I ...
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Mac users cannot connect to VPN

Last week our building got hit by lighting. One of our end user computers which was plugged directly in the wall was fried. Anyway long story short any Mac users cannot connect to our Cisco IP Sec ...
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pfctl config to only allow openvpn connection

I found what appears to be a suitable guide here but pfctl complains of a syntax error and "no IP address found for en3" which is my main interface. I have had other pf rules working successfully to ...
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Juniper Network Connect hangs at “Establishing Secure Session” after upgrading to OS X El Capitan

I have a problem trying to connect to a VPN using "Juniper Network connect". it happened after I upgraded from Mac OS X Yosemite(10.10) to Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11). Ever since I upgraded to OS X ...
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Remote login into Windows from Mac using Remote Desktop Client and VPN

I am trying to login into my work computer (Win7) which is in a private network through the Remote Desktop Client (RDC) after connecting through VPN. The VPN gets connected but the RDC does not. It ...
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Macbook Pro can't connect to VPN

A few months ago, I've started having trouble connecting my Macbook Pro (El Capitan) to VPN servers, but only when using the built-in VPN functionality. I have tried connecting to several VPNs which ...
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Specific DNS search domain queries sent to different server

I'm running OSX 10.9.5. I plan on upgrading at some point, so please let me know if that will impact an answer. I have some work-specific hosts that I need to resolve (dev1.internal.example.com, dev2,...
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Constant VPN issues on El Capitan

I installed an el capitan update about two weeks ago, and since then I've had constant issues connecting my macbook pro to my work VPN. I can connect ok, but after only a few minutes (usually-- it ...
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How to prevent Anyconnect disconnect when locking screen

Mac Book pro with 10.11.2 have this annoying feature that it disconnects Cisco AnyConnect VPN every time I lock screen. I found some instructions how to prevent wifi disconnection when locking screen, ...
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How to access devices on 2 different 10/24 networks when using 2 active VPN connections?

After a company is sold to different parties, you might end up with a situation where the old 10.0.0.0/8 network is split in two or more different networks, like 10.0.0.0/24 and 10.0.1.0/24. Now I ...
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How to selectively route traffic for one specified IP adddress through the VPN tunnel (not all traffic)?

Goal: To selectively route traffic over a VPN, so that general browsing/downloads goes via the normal primary connection, with my business VPN traffic going over the VPN. I have tried a similar ...
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prevent Mail from checking for mail if VPN is down

My employer insists on using a VPN when people access email via Exchange. Is there any way to prevent Mail from checking for mail if the VPN is down?
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VPN (PPTP) disconnects in OS X El Capitan (after update)

OS X - 10.11.4 El Capitan Macbook pro Retina Mid 2015 VPN type is PPTP, automatic encryption, All traffic over VPN. When connecting to a VPN server, the system mentions that the connection could ...