L2TP over IPSec VPN does not start from Script in MacOS 10.12
Aloha, this is my first question I ask here, I hope I do it in the right format. I did some research before, but could not find any answer to my problem.
OS: MacOS 10.12.6 VPN: L2TP over IPSec (Meraki MX is the VPN device)
Problem discription: I need to start the VPN in a script, because I need to setup static routes through the tunnel. When I start the VPN from GUI (System preferences) it works without any problem, but not with a bash script with the command scutil.
I tried to use this script from here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/32957121/in-mac-os-x-10-11-opening-a-vpn-connection-window-with-the-command-line-gives-m
Answer made by: https://stackoverflow.com/users/508185/adejones
VPN="YOUR_VPN_NAME" IS_CONNECTED=$(test -z `scutil --nc status "$VPN" | head -n 1 | grep Connected` && echo 0 || echo 1); if [ $IS_CONNECTED = 1 ]; then scutil --nc stop "$VPN" else scutil --nc start "$VPN" fi
Error: The server is unreachable. Try reconnecting. If the problem continues, verify your settings and contact your Administrator.
Any idea, what I am doing wrong? Thanks Marcel