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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Xcode saying Network Extension capability is not enabled when it is

I have been having a lot of issues for the last two weeks trying to sign and distribute a 3rd party MacOS app. I am unable to sign an app with Xcode properly because Xcode is saying that I do not have ...
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Intermittently cant connect to VPN from Laptop, but always works from iPhone

Ive got a few VPNs setup to different LANs, these are all IPSEC over LT2P connections and i manage them by OSX's built in VPN client inside system preferences > network. Sometimes the VPNs will work ...
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Keep WiFi alive when on battery and lid closed?

We're using a VPN to access certain parts of internal infrastructure from the office; the VPN uses 2FA, so saving credentials and bringing it up with the network when the machine wakes up is not an ...
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Server app. How to fix / re-enable broken VPN after update to Mojave?

After updating to Mojave, the "Server" app no longer included a GUI for VPN. I found others having the same problem, and there is an official PDF-file that goes through the migration progress. How ...
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`brew install openvpn` vs. Tunnelblick for OpenVPN client

I recently switched to Macbook pro (Mojave) and would like to have an OpenVPN client installed. In Linux systems I've been always using openvpn from within command line. I just want to know if it ...
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In VPN setup, what is difference between IKEv2, L2TP and IPSec?

When manually configuring VPN, the type can be set to either "IKEv2", "IPSec" or "L2TP". However, as I understand it "L2TP" use "IPSec" for encryption and "IKEv1" for authentication, so it find the ...
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How to override DNS resolver ordering while connected to L2TP VPN

OS: macOS Mojave 10.14 (18A389) Current network setup: Local domain: home.rossipedia.com Subnet: 172.16.10.0/24 Gateway / DHCP server / DNS server: 172.16.10.1 Output of scutil --dns: DNS ...
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Is there a way to toggle VPN in iOS shortcuts?

Is there a way to toggle VPN trough shortcuts in iOS 12? Looked into it, but can't really find anything.
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How can I “listen” for a VPN disconnect via Applescript and reconnect to the VPN when that occurs?

I have an Applescript that will connect my VPN profile when my computer boots. However, if my computer sleeps, the VPN connection is broken and the script doesn't reconnect it. Also, if there is a ...
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l2tp over ipsec on mac osx 10.13.4

I want to find l2tp over ipsec in macOS 10.13.4 but only get l2tp/ipsec. Is l2tp over ipsec canceled ? I tried to select the option and connect VPN. But it is not working and I get the connection ...
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Per-App VPN for a third-party app: possible? How?

I need to set up per-app VPN as a way to ensure that several apps I installed from App Store are using only internet traffic over VPN, but not using non-VPN traffic at all. I'm not a corporate user, ...
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Tunnelblick won't run after Time Machine restore to a ne mac

I use Tunnelblick on a daily basis to connect to my work network. It used to run great, however after I got a new mac and restored data from a time machine backup, issues began. First, let's clear ...
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Sharing a TUN VPN connection with Android & iOS for traffic interception

I have two interfaces: - A physical WLAN interface with 802.1x auth (en0) - A virtual TUN interface with VPN (invisible in Network Settings) (utun1) I have mobiles (both rooted Android and ...
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Traffic doesn't transmit over l2tp/ipsec vpn tunnel in Sierra [Software, VPN]

I set up a vpn server on VPS, using strongswan, l2tpd, and ppp. Just use PSK to do authentication and no cert. I connect the VPN on my MAC successfully. But I noticed that all the traffic on my MAC ...
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How to easily forward/redirect all network traffics through local socks port 1080?

How to easily forward/redirect all network traffics through local socks port 1080? I did google this before asking question. I found this link and this link and others too. But there is no simple ...
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How to enforce that all traffic from iOS app goes through VPN? [duplicate]

I need to make sure that one of the apps I use can only use internet traffic that goes through VPN. How, as a non-corporate user, can I achieve that? Can per-app VPN settings enabled with a custom ...
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macOS cannot connect to OpenVPN using Shimo - Kext error

I am trying to connect to a VPN network using a OpenVPN profile I have imported to Shimo, but it fails showing this message. Shimo could not load its tun/tap kernel extensions, which are required ...
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MacBook Pro Connects to Wi-Fi but not the Internet

I am on a MacBook Pro 2012 running macOS 10.11. Recently, I have been having a problem with my Wi-Fi. Specifically, whenever I disconnect from one Wi-Fi network and attempt to connect to another in ...
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Surprisingly many network interfaces on macOS: are these legitimate?

ifconfig reveals a surprisingly long list of network interfaces on my MacBook, which is running macOS High Sierra (10.13.6): lo0, gif0, stf0, XHC20, en0, p2p0, awdl0, en1, en2, bridge0, utun0. There ...
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How to stop a VPN server launched with vpnd

I have a home VPN set up (OS X's native L2TP/IPsec on a 10.13 machine). I appreciate that the recommended way to start this would be via launchctl but, accepting that I invoked vpnd directly: sudo /...
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App to lock my iPhone for some time [closed]

I already asked a similar question sometime ago (though that was focused on free apps) and the answers were negative, but I've done some research and it seems there could be a way. Basically, I’m ...
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AnyConnect connection through VPN Settings

I have an iPad with iOS 11.3. I have installed the Cisco AnyConnect app to connect to my companies VPNs. It connects to each of them fine. I can view the connection when connected in the Settings app ...
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I'm using the f5 software connect to VPN, but errors out with TunnelServer already launched

I'm using the BIG-IP f5 vpn client on my MacBookPro. Most of the time it works fine. Sometimes when my VPN does not exit cleanly I can no longer connect to the VPN. No matter how many times I try ...
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Is it possible to WIFI call through a vpn on IOS?

So my mobile carrier recently begun supporting WIFI calling for iPhones. After setting it up on my phone, i have found that it does not work at my school. After looking at the protocol list that can ...
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Unable to access web through VPN

I've had VPN setup on my OS X Server forever, but I've only used it for remote access to manage the server itself, never as a pass through to the internet at large. It occurred to me that when I ...
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How to enable option to save credentials in Viscosity VPN?

Apparently sometimes Viscosity disables the option to save credentials into Keychain and even reinstalling the application does not bring it back. What is the trick to re-enable them?
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How to uninstall GlobalProtect VPN client?

GlobalProtect VPN client refuses to uninstall the regular drag-app-to-trash way. Their recommended method is to download the original .pkg installer and use its uninstall feature. This isn't always ...
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VPN app/VPN macbook 2003 10.6.8 [closed]

i have a 2003 10.6.8 and i am not able to install vpn app as it prompt me that my macbook need to have 62 bit intel processor, can someone please advice or recommend an vpn app for my macbook please ?...
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Restart network config from terminal

I've been having a problem where my macbook won't reconnect to the internet after I turn off my work VPN. A simple reboot fixes this, but I was wondering if there was a way I could restart the network ...
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Can't delete an application in /Library

I made the error of trusting bitdefender and now I can't delete BitDefender VPN. I tried to use sudo chflags nouchg, sudo chmod 777 and then sudo rm -rf but my mac's response is always "Operation not ...
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MacOS and split DNS

MacOS: 10.13.3 Pritunl VPN client: v1.0.1653.28 I have been following this: https://lists.apple.com/archives/macnetworkprog/2005/Sep/msg00047.html and http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=...
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What is portProxy.bin and why is it sucking/eating/using up my CPU?

Through today, portProxy.bin has been eating up my CPU, constantly using about 60% and making the fans in my computer whizz up. I'm guessing it might be connected to my VPN use, but now I haven't ...
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pf.conf to block *only* a specific IP address when VPN is not connected

I'm trying to configure a packet filter firewall to block access to a small range of IP addresses when a VPN is not connected. My rules should allow https/http traffic apart from this small, specific ...
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Nested VPNs on iPhone iOS 11

I am developing a custom VPN client plugin for iPhone, working on iOS 11 devices. I am hoping to set up nested VPNs so that the traffic is double encrypted. I am working with Per-App VPN, as well as ...
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In Mac OS X 10.12.6, using a script with scutil to start VPN gives me an error

summary: L2TP over IPSec VPN does not start from Script in MacOS 10.12 Intro 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 ...
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sharing internet/vpn with ipfw, can't access google.com over https

I am sharing my internet connection / IKEv2 VPN connection over pf via Murus static NAT. My network architecture is as follows: internet modem -> wired router (serving 192.168.1.1/24) -> Mac ...
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Why does iOS 11 IKEv2 VPN lack Send All Traffic option?

I'm trying this on iOS 11.2 iPad. L2TP VPN has "Send All Traffic" option, so that I can control whether I would use VPN server as my default Internet gateway. Curiously, IKEv2 VPN does not have that ...
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missing /etc/ directory in homebrew

I am currently working on setting up an IKEv2 VPN server with strongswan. I am working on a Mac running v10.11.16 (El Capitan). I have been referencing the following tutorial: https://www.digitalocean....
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Force DNS server ip while connected to VPN

I'm using Fortclient VPN to connect to a customer network and the client enforces the use of their DNS (since the customer is in Turkey I get false DNS responses on wikipedia and other websites while ...
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Where macOS keeps VPN Network configuration?

I've re-installed the system and I'd like to find the location where macOS keeps the VPN configuration (in which file), the one configured in Network, System Preferences, so I am able to restore it ...
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OS 10.13.3 IKEv2 VPN automatically disconnects

I am unable to connect through IKEv2 VPN. I fill in everything but clicking connect only tries to do that(without actually connecting) and almost immediately disconnects. Syslog is empty, in wifi.log ...
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Where is Cisco IPSec shared key?

I would like to decode shared secret of OS X native Cisco IPSec profile. Then try to decode it. I tried to look in /private/etc with hope that there is CiscoSystemsVPNClient folder, but no luck... ...
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MacOS High Sierra - Unable to mount network drive after waking from sleep

I have a 2017 MBP with MacOS High Sierra. When working from home, I typically connect to my work network via VPN and then I can mount various network drives (SMB). When my Mac goes to sleep, I seem ...
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Why doesn't HandOff work when connected to VPN and is there a way to go around it?

I have noticed that HandOff between mac and iPhone doesn't work when connected to VPN. Steps to reproduce when using ExpressVPN: install ExpressVPN native client on mac, connect to local wifi, then ...
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iOS VPN will NOT connect on certain WiFi

I have downloaded a VPN service app, and it works fine. However, if I run on school WiFi, VPN hangs on "Connecting..." and after 10 seconds it disconnects and tries again. I believe this is a WiFi ...
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Secure traffic before connecting to wifi/VPN?

Usually when you wake up your MacBook, macOS automatically establishes e.g. IMAP or various background sync connections. How can I make sure that all traffic is sent over to VPN connection BEFORE I ...
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Faster and more efficient alternative for Tunnelblick

I have to use Tunnelblick (VPN) to be able to connect to a server, the problem is that Tunnelblick is very buggy and laggy and sometimes also causes wierd problems like overheating when the laptop is ...
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How to make my `/usr` folder secure?

I'm trying to install the Tunnelblick open source VPN client on my Mac running OS X 10.10.5. When I try to install the dmg I get the following error (see attached screenshot). How would I make my /...
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Reverse tethering/Internet sharing and SOCKS proxy

I am sharing a Wi-Fi connection from a Mac over USB to an iPhone using Internet Sharing. This works fine. However, I would like to also tunnel the iPhone traffic through the SOCKS proxy on my Mac. The ...
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macOS Sierra 10.12.6 can't connect to VPN using IKEv2. How to troubleshoot?

I am trying to setup a VPN connection using IKEv2. I fill in the server address, the remote ID and the user/password. When I click connect it tries to do it but immediately disconnects. How can I ...