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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disable IP compression (IPCOMP) using LZS in OSX for Cisco VPN connection

I'm trying to connect to a cisco vpn. it used to work, now it doesn't. I recently upgraded to Mavericks and I suspect this is likely to be the cause. my syslog shows the following information when I ...
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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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Time Capsule and Network shares not showing in Finder through VPN

I'm on my neighbours WiFi, and connecting to my network to my Windows 7 PC which is set up as a VPN server using the native feature. I can access my Time Capsule by going to Connect to Server and ...
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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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L2TP/IPSec with certificate machine auth

Do recent iOS versions (6.x or 7.x) support L2TP/IPsec VPNs where the machine authentication is done using RSA signatures of x509 certificates? The "iOS: Supported protocols for VPN" document seems ...
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Set timeout on idle for VPN?

Anyway to set a idle timeout on VPN? I want my VPN connection to drop automatically after idling for 5 minutes. Using Lion 10.7.3 and built-in VPN Client (Cisco IPsec).
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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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'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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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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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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Stop VPN Disconnecting when going to Sleep

When the iPhone (4) goes to sleep, the VPN will disconnect. Is there any way to disable this behavior as it's sometimes a bit annoying. I am jailbroken, and the server I'm connecting to is Windows ...
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A Mac OS X VPN client that can import a .VPN file

I have a .vpn file that I use on Windows with the Shrew Soft VPN Client that has the connection details (excluding the username and password). Is there an equivalent client for Mac OS X that will ...
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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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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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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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What is VPN on demand, and how do I get it to work with iOS?

I know what a VPN is, and I've done a little reading about how to set up VPN on demand. However, I'm confused. Is VPN on demand essentially a certificate instead of a password prompt on each ...
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Mavericks - VPN command line

I see a lot of third party apps that offer the ability to turn your Mac into a VPN server. It seems the VPN server functionality is built into OS X from what I've read but you need OS X server to get ...
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Why is email being downloaded every time I (dis)connect VPN?

I've noticed that every time I connect to or disconnect from a VPN connection, Apple Mail downloads all sorts of old email, email that's already been downloaded locally. I don't believe it's ...
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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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File Access over https safe

I have a mac mini server at home that has a USB 3.0 storage device attached where I store all my files. Anything from iTunes, iPhoto, documents, etc. I want to know how safe it is by creating a VPN ...
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OS X VPN Clients can't access server

We are currently running a Mac Mini with OS X 10.9.1 server and the VPN service is working fine. However our iMac's are having issues seeing the server on the VPN. The Server IP is 10.0.0.1 and the ...
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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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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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Mac backup through VLAN

I have 5 users with Mac laptops who want an automatic backup to be performed whenever they get to one of the three sites of their business (3 VLAN's connected via VPN). The Mac users connect to the ...
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Possible to have all Airport Extreme traffic go through a VPN?

I'm wondering if it's possible (and if so, how to do it) set up my Airport Extreme so that all devices connecting to it have their traffic piped through a VPN. If I have an OpenVPN running on a Linux ...
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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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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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What is the VPN icon in the menu bar? [closed]

I have long wondered what the significance of the VPN icon in the menu bar is: Anyone know? Edit: I think people are misunderstanding my question. It is the icon for the built-in OSX VPN. I use ...
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Remote controlling a Macbook Pro with the lid down?

I have a MacBook Pro that I would like to use while I'm at work, but am reluctant to actually take to work because the environment is quite dusty. I have been provided with a IBM Thinkpad running ...
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How to import certificates in Cisco Any Connect iphone app?

In order to connect to a private network the connection should have IKE RSA - IPSEC . The default VPN connection settings that is in the settings of iPhone does not have this . THe cisco any connect ...
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IPv6 quits working after using VPN

My Macbook Pro running Mavericks picks up my ISP's (native) IPv6 support with automatic configuration just fine on bootup. I'm using an AirPort Extreme 802.11ac (2013) with default settings. If then ...
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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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Admin in Terminal, logged on Family's session

I have a weird problem. I'm trying to connect on my VPN with Mac 10.7.5 (Java 7 U45, Citrix Receiver 11.8) but when I do, JSam is not able to write in Hosts file. So my Mac session is called "Family" ...
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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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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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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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VPN+Proxy: How to override main network settings

I can establish a connection to my university VPN (Cisco IPSec). In addition I have to set a proxy, in this case I have the URL of a .pac file. When I set this in the VPN-settings, the proxy is not ...
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Location-aware hostname resolution

Here is my situation: I am running Tunnelblick on my MacBook (running Mavericks) to connect to my own VPN, which comprises several machines, both at home and at remote locations. I can of course use ...
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VPN over ethernet, Internet over wifi

I use a VPN to connect to my work network. It works fine for accessing internal resources, but getting out to the internet over the VPN can be spotty. (Not because sites are blocked. It's just slow.) ...
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How to configure VPN per app in iOS 7?

As one of the business feature the upcoming iOS 7, Apple has announced the ability to configure VPN on application basis. However, details about this feature are hard to find on the web. I am ...
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How to set up an AirPort Express so another router can connect to it?

I have an Airport Express 802.11n 1st generation (in other words, the last one before they began to look like a white AppleTV). I would like to have this as my main router and have a second router ...
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Deleting VPN Configuration Files From Network System Preferences

Unfortunately I used a shitty VPN service called VPN OneClick Pro. When you uninstall the app it does not remove the VPN configuration files it creates in Network in System Preferences. So in other ...
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How do I automatically connect to a VPN when using Wi-Fi in OS X?

The FBI issued a warning regarding hotel Wi-Fi access points, and any other public access point. I'd like to make sure my apple device always uses a VPN when using Wi-Fi. That way even if an attacker ...
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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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Cisco IPSec forgets password (Mavericks)

Cisco IPSec seems to have no way to store the password of the connection permanently. I have found on the web some solutions for the Mountain Lion release, but none for OS-X Mavericks. Is it ...
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Can Mountain Lion bridge two network adapters for Parallels VM use?

I need bridged networking under Parallels for a VPN from the Windows VM. However, this conflicts with my main OS (Mountain Lion) using the same adapter. I'd be happy to direct the mac to wifi ...
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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 ...