Questions tagged [vpn]

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 to ignore warning for program that connects to VPN

I have to click accept/allow on this dialog everytime I launch a process that goes out to the web via the VPN..is there some env var I can set which can ignore the warning?
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How do I trigger Appstore check for app updates manually?

I'm using a firewall and by default, everything, including checking for updates is blocked. In some situations, I'd like to disable the firewall and trigger such checks manually. How do I do that?
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Macbook internet speeds are slow; fine on other devices

I have Verizon Fios 50/50. For the past 2 weeks, my speed tests on my macbook pro were more like 5/5. After reading another comment about NordVPN, I deleted my wifi settings files and deleted NordVPN ...
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How to get ufw(8)-like (Uncomplicated Firewall) functionality for macOS firewall?

How can I get ufw(8)-like (Linux Uncomplicated Firewall) functionality for macOS firewall? ufw enables per-IP-address/subnets and per-IP-port configuration. I see no way to do this with macOS sharing ...
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VPN Cisco over IPSec service does not appear in the set order window

I have an active VPN (Cisco over IPSec) connection but I cannot move the service to the top of the list since it does not appear in the service list. The VPN (L2TP) service does appear but the VPN (...
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Can't route specified site traffic to direct WiFi connection, to avoid VPN

macOS Catalina 10.15.2 WiFi on en0 (MAC xx:xx:xx:xx:85:80) VPN — Wireguard CLI (utun2) I have a permanent VPN connection and all traffic is going through it. But I need to route traffic for music....
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How to route *only* external traffic over VPN using viscosity?

I have a media server (mac mini running Sierra) that is connected to a VPN service using Viscosity. I have another application running (Streambaby, for those curious) that allows my TiVo devices ...
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OpenVPN connects but my public IP remains the same?

I just bought a new router that supports OpenVPN, which I enabled. I then downloaded the official OpenVPN client from openvpn.org and set it up. Connecting to my router seems to work fine (that is, ...
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SSH tunnel over VPN

I am using a VPN software which, like all VPNs, changes the system configuration in certain ways to make use of their servers. Sometimes, I need to use an SSH tunnel proxy. I use Sidestep which ...
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Macbook freezes upon waking when connected to VPN

I have a 2019 15" MacBook Pro running OS X Mojave (10.14.6) (company laptop, so can't update yet) and I have a weird problem. When I am connected to the company VPN (via the built-in client, no third ...
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How to create an IKE PSK VPN connection using console only?

In Apache Cloud Stack, user can easily create StrongSwan based VPN endpoints allowing connections using the following credentials: VPN endpoint user name user password preshared key string PSK Is ...
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Each time I turn on or off my VPN, it will ask for the permission “trying to modify this system network configuration”

How can I give permission to my VPN once and it won't ask again?
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Tunnelblick on macOS - failed to load - (libkern/kext)

I get the following error message when I try to connect to my VPN server: openvpnstart log: Loading tap-notarized.kext stderr from kextload: /Applications/Tunnelblick.app/Contents/Resources/...
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How to setup remote access on a Mac

I need to work remotely and connect to a company network from my Mac over the internet. How do I set this up? I've looked at different software such as OpenVPN and Tunnelblick. I'm not sure how to set ...
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Including apps on the PerApp VPN section on iPadOS

My company iPad supports per app VPN. So far only the VMWare Browser and Tableau (both installed from our company's App Catalog) are taking advantage of this. There are a couple of apps I would like ...
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VPN Server on Catalina

I set up a VPN server on my Mac Mini following the instructions on https://robintiwari.com/post/how-to-set-up-vpn-server-on-macos Assigning IP adresses from 201 to 216. The ports are open and ...
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Can't connect to Internet except via a VPN [duplicate]

A couple days ago all of a sudden my laptop stopped connecting to the Internet. For instance, if I open the Chrome browser (64-bit version 78.0.3904.97) and enter in the url textbox: apple....
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How can I forward web traffic from Mac to iPad?

I am trying to setup the iPad as a development station. Managed to ssh from it to my Mac, but the thing is, on the Mac I need to connect to a VPN to be able to access some websites. Those websites ...
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Remember active-directory user id while connection with AD server is down

I've got my computer connected to active directory server that is identifiable only through vpn or from my local work subnet. However, I wish to work offline as well so I wonder how to configure my ...
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Allow macOS to use nameservers provided by tap0 interface

I have a script that establishes a VPN connection and assigns an address to tap0 via DHCP. It looks like the DHCP server is providing nameserver entries (in resolver #2): $scutil --dns DNS ...
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Cisco AnyConnect: The VPN client agent was unable to create the interprocess communication depot

I am currently running macOS 10.15.1 on a late 2014 macMini. I had Cisco AnyConnect 4.8.00175 running, but I was frustrated by the UI app always launching, even when not needed. So, I followed the ...
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How can I have a hostname always be resolved using my local network's DNS server when I'm connected to a VPN?

I have a MacBook Pro running macOS 10.14.6 that is frequently connected to a privacy-focused VPN that tunnels all non-local traffic and handles all DNS requests. However there is one hostname that I ...
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Mac keeps asking for VPN authentication information

After updating my MacBook Air (MacOS Mojave) a window keeps popping up with the following message: When I click cancel the window pops up again directly. I'm using Cyber Ghost VPN but I can't connect ...
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How do I allow incoming connections when Tunnelblick OpenVPN is connected?

When I use OpenVPN as a client via Tunnelblick app on a macOS VPS it drops the connection with me and I'm no longe able to connect via NoMachine, VNC or SSH. How can I avoid such problem?
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ikev2provider blocking connections - misconfigured vpn settings - stuck on the same IP

I am currently struggling with very weird macOS problems. I am running Catalina on a macbook pro 2018. For the past few days I have experienced connection issues: The first problem was when I ...
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How to prevent nextDNS VPN profile from being deleted on reboot on macOS 10.15 Catalina

I use nextDNS from the Mac App Store to manage all my DNS queries. The program is set to launch at login and when it first launches the following dialog window opens: Selecting 'Allow' stores a VPN ...
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How can I force all traffic for a single app through VPN / Proxy + Open Source? aka App Firewall?

I'm looking for an app that is fully Open Source OR built-in to MacOS as I am trying to use this for security / privacy (to ensure that particular apps cannot make arbitrary connections) I have ...
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With last update to MacOS 10.15 Pulse Secure VPN stopped working

With last update to MacOS 10.15 Pulse Secure VPN stopped working. I suspect this is related to the update because several applications needed rights and permissions granted immediately afterwards. ...
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Migrated VPN server broken with macOS Catalina

My Mac mini has been working just fine with macOS Mojave as a VPN server following the migration method described in https://developer.apple.com/support/downloads/macOS-Server-Service-Migration-Guide....
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IKEv2 disconnects on native Mac OS VPN client after 8 minutes

Somehow, exactly on 8 minutes, my VPN tunnel to our WatchGuard Firebox M270 disconnects. I'm on the same internet connection as some of my other colleagues that have no problem connecting to the other ...
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IKEv2 VPN not working after updating to MacOS Catalina - User authentication failed with username authentication settings

I had a IKEv2 VPN connection configured with MacOS Mojave that worked perfectly. After updating to Catalina I can't connect to the VPN with the message User authentication failed. Any idea how to ...
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Mac Mail keeps failing to connect my accounts (Gmail, iCloud and a POP)

Mac mail connects and then disconnects with no discernable pattern. Connection doctor just spins and says it can't connect to the server. BUT... if I am connected to a VPN then everything works fine....
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How can I connect immediately to VPN after sleep when using PF permanent kill switch?

I have a secure VPN setup that uses macOS’ low-level PF firewall as a permanent kill switch. See https://medium.com/@sunknudsen/setting-up-your-very-own-macos-kernel-level-ikev2-ipsec-vpn-kill-switch-...
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How is access granted to a Mac User on newly created folders in a windows shared drive?

All, I have a situation where I have several users on MacBook Pros (Latest OS) who have access to a shared drive on a windows 2008R2 server. The users are using a VPN to tunnel into the network and ...
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Disabling “Exchange Password Required” Temporarily

I have an Exchange account, that only works behind a corporate VPN on my personal laptop. As soon as I'm disconnected from the VPN this appears If I click close, it just keeps on popping up. I ...
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Difference between an https proxy and a VPN [closed]

as far as I know, both proxy and VPN forwards traffic under their IP-Adresses and not yours. Also, a vpn is more secure than a proxy, because in a vpn the connection is end-to-end secured. Using a ...
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Why Does My Apple Watch Lose Connection to My iPhone When Using a VPN

I am using an Always On VPN on my iPhone 6s that I setup using Algo. The VPN is hosted on Digital Ocean. I add the VPN by installing a configuration profile on a supervised device. Whenever I install ...
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DNS resolution works for nslookup but fails in browser while using openconnect

Trying to use openconnect to connect to Cisco Anyconnect VPN. I just did brew install openconnect and use it from cmd line like this: sudo openconnect --authgroup=VPN-SSL-GROUP -u FIRST_LAST@...
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VPN with mac mini reachable locally but not from the Internet

I have a Mac mini that I'm trying to make ssh-reachable when I'm in a coffeeshop outside on the Internet (How do I convert my mac mini into a remote server?) so I can run more computationally ...
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How to Configure EndPoint Security VPN in order to route some traffic to it?

I'm using EndPoint Security VPN software in order to connect to VPN. Once it's connected I can not access any webpage, but I can still connect to the Client's environment. How do I configure my mac ...
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DNS ignored in VPN settings

I have an IKEv2 VPN set up in my network preferences. It works fine, I can access any desired computer in the remote network by the IP. Also, I added our DNS server to the VPN connection though ...
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F5 - MacOS - Error Code, Routing Table Cannot Be Patched

I've been having issues with connecting to F5 VPN with the newer Macbook Pro with the i9 Processor 15" running the Mojave macOS. It goes through the checks ok and before it connects it disconnects ...
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DNS on VPN does not work

I have an Azure Point-to-Site VPN over IKEv2 configured and it works well. The problem is with DNS. DNS adresses are filled in Advanced tab of the VPN connection but it does not resolve anything. ...
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Connect to a VPN server through a Raspberry (connected VPN client)

I'm trying to connect from my MacBook to the VPN server, which is accessible from the Raspberry as it's a connected VPN client. MacBook (172.25.0.139) ---> Raspberry (172.25.0.14) ---> [...
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Starting VPN Connection without Keychain Password Prompt

My IKEv2 VPN client certificates are stored in Keychain. When I initiate a VPN connection, I'm immediately prompted for my Macbook administrator account password before access to the Client ...
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How to assign a permanent static route to an interface on macOS High Sierra?

I have found plenty of hints on the web to create permanent static routes to a particular gateway IP address, but I unfortunately I did not find a way to create a permanent static route to an ...
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How to set up a VPN connection via terminal?

I found How to create a VPN connection via terminal? but this isn't really what I'm looking for. I regularly have to set up new computers for new users that need to connect to our VPN and I'm trying ...
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Dedicated settings for VPN connection in macOS

My installation of macOS High Sierra doesn't treat VPN connection as separate connection with it's own settings. Namely, VPN connections don't have their separate tab in System Preferences → Network ...
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Connect to VPN based on IKEv2 security protocol and EAP-MSCHAPv2 authentication protocol with root certification on MacOS?

I am trying to connect to VPN via IKEv2 security protocol and EAP-MSCHAPv2 authentication protocol. But after adding my certification in to the keychain access, I am still not able to select this ...
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Share VPN connection (over internal Wi-Fi ) to USB Wi-Fi adapter (set up as access point)

I'm connecting to Wi-Fi via my MacBook's internal Wi-Fi adapter. Then connect to my VPN. I want to share this VPN connection over USB Wi-Fi adapter (I'm using Archer T2U) First of all, I am not able ...

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