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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Whats the best desktop share/vnc for local network?

I have two Macs on the same network, I want to control one of them headless from the other. I have tried the built-in remote management but it is so slow it is un-usable. The connection between them ...
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“Wikipedia” dictionary does not work even when proxy is set [duplicate]

I'm in China, so wikipedia is blocked. However, before the English wikipedia is blocked, using wikipedia dictionary already gives "wikipedia server is currently unavailable". The wikipedia ...
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iOS native IKEv2 client and ECDSA server certificates

I am trying to connect my iPhone (iOS 13.6) to my new Cisco ASA via an IKEv2 IPSec tunnel and I found that the iOS native VPN client connects correctly in case of RSA based certificate on the server ...
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Duplicate or broken list of VPN options in menu bar

Have anyone ever figured out how to fix broken VPN itens in menu bar? Some of them are missing and other ones are duplicated, and the effect varies after reboots of the system. I've been dealing with ...
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Does iOS hide your Wifi SSID information from your apps?

I recently asked a very similar question for Android, where it is a serious concern that any app can record what Wifi SSID you've connected to. There are these Google, SkyHook, and Apple SSID ...
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Is there an app to host vpn connection? (mac)

I tried sharing my VPN connection using mac preferences but it didn't work, it only shares the internet connection without the VPN even if I selected the VPN. Is there an app or another method to host ...
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MacBook unable to visit websites while connected to Wifi

A month ago I made a wrong manipulation in the Network settings of my computer and since then I cannot browse any websites nor use the Mail app when I connect to my office’s WiFi or at the local café. ...
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How to change DNS on macOS CLI (if i don't know interface name)?

macOS (Catalina) and I want to start IKEv2 VPN client (CLI). Bad luck, ipsec can't change DNS servers. I can add UpDown script and run several commands on VPN up/down. For example, I like networksetup ...
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MySQL connection via SSH tunnel

I've been trying to set up a SSH tunnel with VPN on my macbook with Big Sur 11.2, but it doesn't seem to work. On my linux machine, I can simply turn on the VPN and make a SSH-tunnel. Then I can just ...
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Autoconnect (and keep the connection active) VPN L2TP on MacOS BigSur when not connected to a specific Wi-Fi

I've seen other old answers, but they didn't work. I’m on MacOS BigSur and my goal is to set a L2TP VPN profile to autoconnect (and keep the connection active after Mac is awaken from sleep mode) when ...
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macOS Server VPN user broken

I recently purchased an old Mac running macOS High Sierra. I installed macOS Server from the App Store and got it setup as a VPN server. However, somewhere along the line I somehow messed up my local ...
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using Murus 2 how do I route all traffic to and from a domain through a proxy?

I have a proxy at socks5://localhost:1234. I have various applications communicating with mydomain.com. Using Murus 2, how do I make sure all traffic on my machine coming from or going to mydomain....
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Using Windows Connection Manager based VPN on macOS

IT department of my company sent me a zip file for connecting to our corporate VPN. I understand that it is a deployable Windows VPN client called “Connection Manager” and it was prepared with Windows ...
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How can one re-create Apple’s defunct ‘Back To My Mac’ service with specific open-source tools?

Question: how can one re-create Apple’s defunct ‘Back To My Mac’ service with specific open-source tools or, if necessary, with limited custom (non-commercial) software? (Ideally, this would be done ...
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Unable to receive packets onto utun interface?

I'm using the NetworkExtension framework to create a virtual utun interface. My application receives packets from a client and the application writes the packet into the utun interface. Since I have ...
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.mobileconfig profile creation for IKEv2 VPN connection

I've created a .mobileconfig profile using Apple Configurator 2 to set up a IKEv2 VPN profile on macOS and iOS devices. (I need to use the configurator since it allows to set all the required settings ...
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How can I connect to a local NAS whilst connected to a remote VPN?

Scenario: My work Macbook Pro uses Cisco AnyConnect to connect to my employers VPN from home. I am running macOS Catalina on the Macbook Pro I have a NAS connected to my home LAN Macbook Pro is ...
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Log into a mac mini working as a server that is connected to a VPN

I have a Mac Mini (late 2014) that I want to connect to a VPN (for work), but I also want it to act as a server, so I can work from my laptop (running Linux). I basically need the Mac for the VPN and ...
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Can't set route with VPN post script since upgrade to Big Sur

Since upgrading to Big Sur, my VPN post script has not been firing. The VPN to which I connect does not allow split tunneling. I have a simple script in /etc/ppp/ip-up that allows me to access things ...
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OpenVPN to home network connections not working on macOS Big Sur

I'm using PIVPN with OpenVPN to connect to my home network anywhere in the world. I have three profiles, one for my iPhone and one for my MacBook Pro and one for a windows laptop. When I connect to my ...
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Safari not loading webpages when connected to a SSTP VPN macOS Big Sur

I successfully connected to a SSTP VPN (don't ask me why my company still uses it) I can ping webpages with their domain name and via IP address. But when I try to load the same webpage via Safari it ...
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Temporary VPN disruption soon after connecting

I frequently login to remote SSH servers through an IPsec VPN. Right after connecting, the connection is "slow" for a few minutes. What I mean is, I can type a few characters and then it ...
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Using VPN configuration which require 'tap' kernel extension on Mac OS Big Sur?

I use an institutional VPN service by connecting using tunnelblick and the supplied configuration file. Apparently, the configuration file requires tunnelblick to load the "tap" kernel ...
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Command-line connection with VPN to remote PostgreSQL fails, other apps work

I am trying to connect to PostgreSQL database hosted on Azure programmatically. I am able to do so using apps like PgAdmin or Postico. However, the connection does not work with psql or python. I have ...
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Connection lost after loading kernel pptp module

PPTP support was dropped (using Catalina), I have a client that can't change protocols right now so I need to use PPTP. I have bought a vpn client, but I want to learn how to do it by terminal, just ...
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SSTP VPN client for Mac OS that supports EAP-MSCHAP-v2

There are already a few questions here about VPN clients that work on Mac OS which support SSTP: How to connect OS X Yosemite to a Windows based SSTP VPN? https://stackoverflow.com/questions/40590806/...
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How to keep persistent routes with split tunnel VPN?

I am using an IPSec VPN on macOS Catalina to connect to my remote office. I want to send only one subnet through this VPN and all other traffic through the local router. I know how to set this up, ...
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iOS assigning 192.168.3.0/8 to an IPSec network interface - bug in iOS?

We have managed to establish a VPN from an iPhone to a Lancom 1793VA. The VPN is based on IPSec, IKEv2 and machine certificates. When the iPhone establishes the VPN, the VPN gateway assigns it an IP ...
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After Zoom install: macOS forwards various requests to localhost

right on the day since I installed (and uninstalled) Zoom, various URLs began to be forwarded to localhost. Like: $ traceroute -I googleadservices.com traceroute to googleadservices.com (127.0.0.1), ...
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What network interface is my VPN using

I'm trying to restrict internet access for a particular application. This is built in functionality but I can't seem to figure out what interface my VPN is using. Below is the list that is presented ...
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Remote Mac user connecting via VPN to RDP into a Windows PC

NB I don't own a Mac, so research and trying things out is not going to be straight forward. So my client has a Windows PC. It has to be Windows since Sage won't run on a Mac. Until now the book ...
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Company Mac OS laptop must connect to Cisco AnyConnect VPN in order to access to the Internet

My company Mac OS X laptops (Mojave) are managed devices and in order for the user to connect to Internet, the user must first launch and connect the Cisco AnyConnect VPN otherwise the user is not ...
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BigSur Active directory connectivity issues (offline after successful bind.)

I've installed BigSur on physical machine and bind it to remote LDAP server which reside behind vpn server. The bind itself went just fine, but when I try to login or fetch any of the AD users, it ...
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Multiple Access Point Name (apn) on iOS

I am capable of provisioning multiple Access Point Name (APN) on a single SIM card. One APN points to a private enterprise network and the other points to a public APN -Internet. Apps that use the ...
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Exclamation Mark in the Expire column

I have a VPN issue and I believe it's just routing, but I've notice that there's an exclamation mark in the expire column on a netstat -nr command: Destination Gateway Flags ...
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Set up SSL-VPN in System Preferences

My company has a VPN network which staff are encouraged to connect to using an app called FortiClient. The VPN settings look fairly simple, and I would prefer to try use the inbuilt macOS interface to ...
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Why does shared WiFi connection from iPhone to laptop (personal hotspot) not go through phone VPN?

I'm trying to share the WiFi connection from my iPhone to my laptop = personal hotspot. The iPhone connects to a VPN and a quick check on phone browser (whatismyip) shows that this works ok. However, ...
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How can I configure iOS so that all Internet traffic goes through a VPN and is blocked if the VPN isn't activated?

How can I configure iOS so that all Internet traffic goes through a VPN and is blocked if the VPN isn't activated?
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How to store VPN credentials automatically in Keychain

I have to constantly connect to a VPN (I do this without problems) for work reasons. The real problem comes when I open any browser (Firefox, Chrome, etc.) or applications like Slack, because a ...
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Catalina: Determine if VPN is Active

In connection with using a DDNS I need to be able to determine from within a shell script whether or not a VPN is active. I saw this answer from 2014 From the command line, how do I tell if a ...
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iOS VPN configuration: which ip do apps see?

If I have a VPN configured on my iPhone, which ip address is accessible by some other app on my phone? For example, if I use some news app, will the app's server know my true ip address or the ip ...
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Running some processes and not others over VPN

I'm looking to secure some apps on macOS using an OpenVPN connection. I want the apps not to work when the VPN isn't active. I can't necessarily track which servers the apps are trying to access, so ...
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How to share wired VPN connection with Wi-Fi clients using Mac Internet Sharing

Configuration: iMac (El Capitan) with wired Ethernet connection to LAN & Internet router. Running "Fastest VPN" software, successfully accesses VPN servers in other cities. Both the ...
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DNS problems with Wireguard VPN

I am using wireguard Application to establish a VPN between my Mac running (Catalina 10.15.6) and my home. At home I run two RPi: one with wireguard in docker one with Pihole in docker (IP 192.168....
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Is it possible to set the MTU of an IKEv2/IPsec VPN provisionning provile?

I am self-hosting my own strongSwan VPN and, for some reason, my mobile carrier doesn’t support MTU higher than 1280 (see https://serverfault.com/questions/1025577/what-can-cause-an-ios-device-to-be-...
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Can I debug iOS device with remote OS X desktop through VPN?

The situation I'm having now is like: A OS X desktop is in my home. I'll bring a Windows laptop and an iPhone with me outside all the time. I want to develop iOS applications with my Windows laptop,...
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Knowledge Request- Automatically Log Out of Google Services Script

TL;DR- is there a way to set Gmail to automatically log itself out? I am in the process of distancing myself from Google's services, and while it is inevitable that one will always interact with ...
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If I was to check if a network service Thunderbridge or Bluetooth was enabled how would I do that it in terminal?

From Terminal, it lists that my MAC has six network services: Bluetooth DUN USB Ethernet Wi-Fi (also known as AirPort) Bluetooth PAN Thunderbolt Bridge and VPN My question is this: I want to ...
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ios/mobileconfig ikev2 ondemand via apple configurator 2

I am trying to use Apple Configurator 2 downloaded from AppStore, and I cannot find ondemand settings in the vpn section. Please help. I can manually add ondemand section to my plist and it works. If ...
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How do I bypass a VPN for Continuity to Work?

When on a VPN (such as Private Internet Access) Continuity and Handoff stop working. Some VPN's such as PIA have a feature to exclude certain IP addresses, networks, or executables from the VPN. To ...

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