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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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Employer control over iPhone device

How does the 4 cases compare in the context of employer's control over iPhone from technical point of view: A device is a managed device and such info appears in the main Settings menu, but is not ...
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Can I run several VPNs on iPadOS at once?

I’m not sure that I am using the correct terminology, but my question is whether or not I can have multiple personal VPN devices operating at once. I have AdGuard, Microsoft Defender and Freedom all ...
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Wireguard APP on iOS and split tunneling

Can the Wireguard App for iOS be used for split tunneling? I have just inserted just one IP 192.168.1.100/32 in Allowed IPs. I can reach it but then I can't surf the internet anymore.
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Cisco's AnyConnect to use wired interface

I have a Mac with wired and wifi network interfaces. I use it as a wireless access point (sharing ethernet via access point). When I connect AnyConnect to a vpn, wifi is disabled and other devices at ...
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How to connect to a VPN with L2TP/IPSec without shared secret, as if in windows?

For example, I can connect to a L2TP/IPSec VPN without entering any shared secret in windows as the following settings: and the required DNS: Now I want to connect the same VPN in Mac, so I new a ...
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Does Wi-Fi calling bypass your VPN?

I have an iPhone 12 on iOS 17.2.1 1). Wi-Fi calling is enabled. 2). Proton VPN is installed, and enabled. Is the Wi-Fi calling bypassing the VPN tunnel? I know that on an Android phone, Wi-Fi calling ...
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How to make OpenVPN Connect work in a multi-user macos?

How to make OpenVPN Connect work in a multi-user setup in macos 14? If it launches after a user logs in and OpenVPN Connect launches there, then after the user logs out and another one logs in, the ...
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Mac DNS resolving issues

After I've installed OpenVPN client I have a problem with DNS resolving. When my Mac is back from sleep DNS doesn't work overall(I actually cant connect to VPN too). Internet is working well, so ping ...
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How to connect MacBook to Socks5 proxy, but over a VPN?

I have a MacBook Pro with both Mullvad VPN and Proxifier installed. I'm trying to run both simultaneously, so that my traffic follows this pattern: HOST >> VPN >> SOCKS5 >> Internet ...
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sstp vpn on MacOS Sonoma - could not complete write of frame, could not forward packet to pppd

I'm a little green in this type of things, but I was trying to connect vpn through home-brew to my University vpn, because they state it's the only option on Mac. I use this command: sudo /opt/...
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Corporate VPN on macOS disconnects when I answer a call on my iPhone while connected to local Wi-Fi. Why could this be?

I work from home so I connect to my corporate VPN from my MacBook Pro (M1 Max/16"). My MBP is hardwired to my network. Any time I get a call on my iPhone while I'm connected to Wi-Fi, the VPN ...
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OpenVPN DNS resolving broken on MacOS Sonoma

I've been Googling and even talking to the Apple technical support for days in regards of something that clearly doesn't work in Sonoma (but used to work in Big Sur and Ventura). The DNS resolver of ...
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How to route network traffic from one MacBook to another

I have two MacBooks. Let’s call them A and B. B is connected to vpn. I want to leave B at home and be able to use A outside but route traffic through B so I use vpn installed there and have access to ...
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IPSEC VPN algorithm changes in Sonoma/Apple Silicon?

I recently got a new M3 MBP to replace my old Intel model, which also necessitated an upgrade to Sonoma from Ventura. My VPN configuration is via a mobile configuration profile that has worked fine ...
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iOS Shortcut; VPN status

I have very basic knowledge of iOS shortcuts. I know how to create a shortcut to toggle VPN on/off, to create a shortcut to turn VPN on/off and then trigger the shortcut in certain situations like ...
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Is it possible to use 2 VPN connections on MacOS simultaneously and route traffic through connections based on hosts?

I use MacOS and I want to use 2 VPN connections simultaneously and route traffic through connection based on hosts. Traffic to hosts example1.xxx and example2.xxx should be routed through ...
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VPN server in different timezone apparently ignored by NTP / location services

I am using a WiFi router at home that tunnels all my traffic to a IPSec VPN server that is located in a different timezone. This way, all wireless clients automatically use this VPN connection. So far,...
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NordVPN wants to install a helper tool prompt at every restart

Every time I startup my mac, I boot up NordVPN and it always seems to give this prompt, which it never did so often before: I'm on macOS 13.6 (22G120), and I have tried removing every file related to ...
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iPhone causes latency issues when streaming on my Samsung TV

If I am watching a 2k or 4K movie stream with a Firestick on my Samsung TV, it immediately goes into a stutter/lag if my wife opens up YouTube, Facebook or Messenger on her iPhone 13 Pro. Once she ...
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How to create and configure a utun device from the terminal?

I want to create and configure a tun interface (utun device) using the command line that I can use with ssh -w. I tried ssh -w 0 and got "Tunnel device open failed. Could not request tunnel ...
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MacOS: How can I unlock a system plist file to edit? [trying to get rid of a stray Netskope VPN entry]

I'm trying to get rid of a stray Netskope Client (NSClient1) VPN entry that wouldn't go away. I found its traces only in /Library/Preferences/com.apple.networkextension.plist - this is the system's ...
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Set local IP address for IKEv2 VPN connection using macOS built-in VPN client

I'm trying to connect to an IKEv2 VPN server using the macOS 13.5.2 Ventura built-in VPN client. I used Apple Configurator 2 to access all possible settings for the connection. Unfortunately, I cannot ...
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How do I prevent my iMac from blocking an incoming screen sharing connection?

I have a MBP (2016, running 12.6.8) and an iMac, (M1 2021, running 13.5.2). I can screen share (using the built in app) from the iMac to the MBP via local area connection and via a DDNS. However, when ...
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SSH through OpenVPN on iPad

I have an iPad Air M1 and I am trying to SSH into a server at my university, which requires us to either be connected via Ethernet cable in a uni building or pass through a VPN (we use OpenVPN). a-...
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Mac Os Ventura VPN client ignores manually assigned static IP address

I am using Mac Os VPN client to access a L2TP remote server successfully, however what ever my settings, the Mac Os client will negotiate an IP address from the VPN Server DHCP pool, ignoring my ...
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DNS problem likely caused by fortinet VPN

I have two Mac computers which have the same problem: I had Fortinet VPN installed which routes the company's domain when typed to an internal server. It looks like this has changed a setting on both ...
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Multiple utun[0-9] interfaces after using Migration Assistant to copy old macbook to new macbook

I ran migration assistant with the source being a macbook I've had for 10 years and probably installed more than a couple VPNs on to a new M1 running Monterey 12.6.8. Tunnelblick, Stanford VPN, ...
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Is there a way to turn the hotspot on from Wifi to Wifi?

The situation is like this - I need to connect one Mac to the hotspot of another Mac. Also has to be mentioned that the Mac that shares WiFi is connected through VPN, so the schema looks like this ...
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Quiting a macOS App remotely via the command line

I am trying to access my Mac mini on my home LAN from a remote location (I am currently on holiday in another country). I use AnyDesk but unfortunately I expanded a HUGE file to the boot drive by ...
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Is there an app for Mac thats lets me route all system traffic through a SOCKS5 server?

I'm already using the socks proxy option in the network settings. The problem is, not all applications appear to be passing their traffic through the proxy. Is there a simple SOCKS client for Mac ...
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NAT rule redirection with Pfctl over VPN

I'm trying to configure a NAT redirection with Pfctl on my macOS (Ventura 13.2). I want to achieve a redirection for a specific IP and port to another IP (which is reachable through VPN) and the same ...
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Can I get help on an issue where unexpected/illegible characters render in Safari on some HTML pages?

I am faced with a strange problem: On some websites, I have illegible characters and if I copy/paste the text into Google Translate or an editor like vim, the text appears normally in English. Here an ...
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Toggle Network Filters

What terminal commands list/toggle Status for network Filters & Proxies? Background: Cisco Secure Client (VPN) has added three network filters: Disconnecting and closing Cisco Secure Client does ...
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Can anybody determine why the VPN menu is not showing my VPN configurations, or how to fix this?

M2 Mini, running Ventura. I have two VPN configurations in my VPN control panel (I used to have three, but more on that later). A few minutes ago, I went to establish a VPN connection, and found that ...
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Signal is disclosing peer-to-peer communication not sent through its own VPN to Google, or meta data thereof (i.e. call & duration, aliases & numbers)

Premise Signal is disclosing peer-to-peer communication not sent through its own VPN to Google, or meta data thereof (i.e. call & duration, aliases & numbers) covertly, and without explicit ...
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How to automatically connect VPN when specific App opened? (iOS)

Is it possible to make my iPhone automatically connect to a VPN when e.g. Telegram is opened?
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VPN configuration via mobileconfig is not working

Having some problems with the following part of an XML mobileconfig file. I'm trying to set up an IKEv2 VPN with EAP for user authentication. <dict> <key>DNS</key> <dict&...
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OpenVPN does not work on MacOS

I followed this guide to install VPN on my Ubuntu VPS. It works on Windows with OpenVPN client, but does not work on MacOS. On MacOS I was even unable to do ping google.com What can be wrong?
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How to keep Mac alive while connected to a VPN

I use Mac OS native VPN client to remotely connect to the database server at the office but I find annoying that VPN connection drops when the computer is idle for a while. In order to avoid that I ...
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Remote login and screen sharing to access Mac mini (M2) by MacBook Air (M1)

What I am trying to do I have a Mac Mini in my office and am trying to remotely access it from home using my Macbook Air. When Mac Mini is always turned on and logged on, it is not a problem because I ...
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Do I need to reinstall OpenVPN Connect on my guest Mac Ventura running on Parallels even though my host Mac Ventura already has it?

I have successfully installed Mac OS Ventura with Parallels on the host machine which is an M2 Mac Pro also running Ventura. When I login to the guest Ventura and open Firefox, I am successfully able ...
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The WireGuard tunnels are GONE right after MacOS Software Update! + RESTORE?

I used the "Software Update" to update MacOS to the latest 13.3 (22E252) version. Unfortunately, the WireGuard app (installed through App Store) did not take it well, and all of my tunnel (...
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How do you avoid school Wi-Fi restrictions?

I don't have the Admin Password or anything. But I want to use the Wlan at school without any restrictions. I also don't have access to the Network Settings on my Macbook. I use the MacBook Pro M1 (14&...
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Application Repeatedly Downloads Automatically

I have a laptop given to me by a university (currently not employed by them). I've been trying to delete a VPN application (Global Protect) that was mandatory to login to university websites. It ...
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Why does my VPN stop working when I plug in my iPhone?

I have a VPN connection via Tunnelblick to work servers. Everything works fine up until the point I connect my iPhone to my MacBook, then the connection suddenly stops working, some internet pages ...
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How do I enable Proxy Configuration File for VPN on Mac Terminal?

I'm using a Mac, I have the corporate VPN turned on (Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client) In the Proxies tab of System Preferences I have "Proxy Configuration File" enabled with the URL (...
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Check VPN status with command

I would like to get the VPN connection status in a script. On macOS 13.2.1 I have two VPNs configured (i believe both are of type IKEv2) but i can see neither of them using scutil --nc list nor ...
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Can I use pf to route incoming incoming traffic on a specific port differently?

I have a mac that's connected to a VPN, where the VPN's gateway is the system's default gateway for all outgoing traffic. This means that I cannot connect to any services running on my mac from some ...
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Private relay working together with Mullvad

Most of the time I have iCloud Private Relay enabled. Occasionally I use Mullvad VPN. Recently, I do not know exactly when, this combination stopped working. After installation of Mullvad VPN, iCloud ...
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Can someone help explain these iPhone network Interfaces?

It seems as if there’s a lot of interfaces considering I’m not on a VPN. iPhone $ ifconfig lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 index 1 options=1203<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,...
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