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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PPTP VPN client for macOS Sierra or iOS 10?

Apple has removed PPTP VPN support in Sierra due to security concerns. See: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206844 Unfortunately, I need to connect to an organisation that only supports PPTP (not ...
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How can I read the log when I fail with VPN

I have a Macbook Pro and I'm trying to get VPN from home to work. It refuse to work. I have turned on verbose logging, but how can I read the log ?
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How to auto connect to VPN upon login/boot?

So far, I've been using the build-in VPN tool of Lion. I would like to auto connect my VPN whenever I'm connected to the internet. Is it possible to auto connect my VPN whenever I'm connected to the ...
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Why is the menu bar showing the VPN “Disconnecting” animation forever?

You know how when you disconnect from a VPN, you get a little scrolling "Disconnecting..." notification in the upper right notification area? Well, I'm getting that, but it never goes away. It's been ...
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Mac OS X Mountain Lion - DNS resolving uses wrong order on VPN via dial-up connection

I am using a MacBook with Mac OS X 10.8.2 and connect to my company's network via VPN. Everything works great when establishing the VPN connection via LAN or WLAN. However, when I use a dial-up ...
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How to keep a VPN connection alive on an iPhone?

I connect to a bunch of WiFi hot spots with my iPhone, and love that I have a VPN option. One thing I don't love is that it disconnects from the VPN if the screen ever goes blank. How can I keep ...
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How does my iMac know my location in the maps app, given that I use a VPN that has my IP about 200 miles from where my address is?

I have an iMac (Mid 2011, if it matters) and I just installed Mavericks. When I launch the Maps app, it knows PRECISELY where I am, which I could certainly understand if it was using IP geolocation. ...
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Stop Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client from starting up automatically

So I am currently running: OS X 10.10.5 Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 4.1.04011 I boot up my laptop and AnyConnect is running. I go into Preferences...Users & Groups and remove /...
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Connecting to Cisco AnyConnect VPN without stored certificate or shared secret

Many people have discussed configuring the OS X built-in VPN client to connect to Cisco VPNs in place of the AnyConnect client. However, all discussion focuses on copying critical config information (...
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Where is the “Send all traffic over VPN connection” setting in OSX 10.9 Mavericks?

I'm attempting to change the settings of a Cisco IPSec VPN connection which was set up through OSX's built in VPN client in system preferences. The VPN functions as expected, allowing me to access ...
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Is it possible to have per-app network/vpn/proxy settings

I have a few different applications on my Mac that ideally I would like to run with different network settings. One app for work I need to run over my work VPN, but at the same time, I have another ...
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How to ensure that all traffic goes through VPN connection once it has been started?

I connect to the internet through a VPN provider along with other precautions in order to ensure privacy (against traffic analysis by agencies of a repressive government). I currently use Tunnelblick ...
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Installed openvpn with brew but it doesn't appear to be installed correctly

I installed openvpn with brew. The installation went fine, no errors or missing dependencies. But now when I try to run it: users-MBP:~ user$ brew install openvpn Warning: openvpn-2.3.7 already ...
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Juniper Network Connect hangs at “Establishing Secure Session” after upgrading to OS X Yosemite

I know it's a bad idea to upgrade an OS so soon when you are running any enterprise software, especially related to security/vpns etc. But I did! And I would like to avoid downgrading if possible. ...
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How do you get a Cisco VPN connection to remember its password?

The Problem I've got a Cisco IPSEC VPN connection in my network settings on a Yosemite machine. It works fine, aside from prompting for a password on every single connection. The saved password is ...
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Does OSX support (importing) OpenVPN profiles?

Is there some way to import the settings of an OpenVPN client into the built-in VPN client in Mountain Lion? Or am I comparing apples to oranges?
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How can I make the Cisco VPN Client work with Lion?

Worked in Snow Leopard and now gives error 51 and the sudo restart system command in Terminal i used to use doesn't work. Any idea?
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“VPN is not configured” error on El Capitan

I discovered this new annoying bug in El Capitan 10.11.2 running on a MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013. Sometimes when I click on the VPN icon in the menu bar, I get "VPN is not configured" ...
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What is the difference between Personal VPN vs VPN Configuration profiles?

I noticed that the VPN menu in the iPhone settings menu has two different kinds of VPN connections and I am troubled by it. There are two different types of VPN connections shown, Personal VPN ...
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Getting VPN to auto-reconnect on connection drop

I use the built-in VPN on Mac OS X 10.7.3. It's IPSec, FWIW. From time to time, it disconnects (probably an issue with my corporate server). Is there a way to get it to automatically reconnect? ...
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Junos Pulse Crashing on El Capitan (10.11), Causing Keychain Issues?

Whenever I attempt to start a VPN Connection with Junos Pulse (Version 5.0.11) on El Capitan it freezes midway through connecting and my login keychain becomes inaccessible to any other apps. The only ...
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How to prevent Cisco AnyConnect from disconnecting when locking screen

My Mac Book pro with 10.11.2 has this annoying feature that it disconnects Cisco AnyConnect VPN every time I lock the screen. I found some instructions on how to prevent Wi-Fi disconnection when ...
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Can't switch on Wi Fi after internet sharing stops due to VPN dropout

We use a VPN to get around geoblocking because we now live in a different country to our native homeland. We do this by using an iMac to connect to the internet via an ethernet cable. I then connect ...
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How to fully export and import the VPN settings on OS X Lion?

I discovered the export option from OS X does not export things like: proxies, or DNS settings from the VPN configuration. How can I export all of these?
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In OS X is it possible to specify which network connection an app uses?

My ethernet connects to the LAN, my airport connects to a different network (it's another mac sharing a VPN connection). I want all apps except the iPhone Simulator to connect via the LAN. Is this ...
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How should I use VPN on a Mac to prevent compromise before the VPN starts?

As most experienced users will have heard, using a Mac in a public untrusted Wi-Fi can be potentially harmful. A tool like Firesheep1 has made it very easy to intercept unencrypted communication. ...
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Is it possible to be always connected to a VPN without prompting for a UN/PW?

Is it possible to install some configuration profile on an iOS Device that will always have the user connected to a VPN without having them input his/her username/password each time one tries to ...
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What is VPN on demand, and how do I get it to work with iOS?

I know what a VPN is, and I've done a little reading about how to set up VPN on demand. However, I'm confused. Is VPN on demand essentially a certificate instead of a password prompt on each connect?...
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A Mac OS X VPN client that can import a .VPN file

I have a .vpn file that I use on Windows with the Shrew Soft VPN Client that has the connection details (excluding the username and password). Is there an equivalent client for Mac OS X that will ...
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What is the VPN icon in the menu bar? [closed]

I have long wondered what the significance of the VPN icon in the menu bar is: Anyone know? Edit: I think people are misunderstanding my question. It is the icon for the built-in OSX VPN. I use ...
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Can iOS 5 Wi-fi sync be used over VPN?

With iTunes Wi-fi sync in iOS 5, it seems that the host iTunes machine and the iOS device have to be on the same LAN. Is it possible to circumvent that requirement by accessing the user's LAN (with ...
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How to create a VPN connection via terminal?

I have a macbook pro with mavericks running. I am looking for a way to connect to a VPN network in terminal. The reason why I want to do this is that I want to write a small program in Python which ...
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How to initiate VPN conection from command line?

I would like to save some mouse clicks and keystrokes by initiating VPN connection from command line. Is there tool for this in Mac OS X? Ideally, it should accept VPN connection name and password and ...
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Is there a reason to not use VPN all the time on iOS?

I have setup a VPN connection by using my FritzBox WLAN Cable Router. I'm using this on my iOS devices to protect me from Wifi honeypots. Just by coincidence I switched VPN on on my device while on ...
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How to configure VPN per app in iOS 7?

As one of the business feature the upcoming iOS 7, Apple has announced the ability to configure VPN on application basis. However, details about this feature are hard to find on the web. I am ...
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Is there a way to force tethered data to go through an iOS VPN, instead of passing through raw to the mobile carrier?

When tethering a cellular-capable iOS 10 device, the traffic from the remote machine seems to bypass the connect-as-needed VPN and go directly to the cellular network. Local iOS device traffic starts ...
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How do I automatically connect to a VPN when using Wi-Fi in OS X? [duplicate]

The FBI issued a warning regarding hotel Wi-Fi access points, and any other public access point. I'd like to make sure my apple device always uses a VPN when using Wi-Fi. That way even if an attacker ...
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How to automount a network share once OpenVPN has connected? (Using Tunnelblick)

Does anyone know how to automatically mount a network share once a VPN connection using Tunnelblick has connected? Right now I have to connect and then do a cmd+K in the finder to connect to the AFP ...
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How to connect OS X Yosemite to a Windows based SSTP VPN?

I am trying to connect to a Windows based SSTP VPN network. I am using OS X Yosemite, I was wondering if there is any solution that can allow me to connect to a SSTP based VPN. For the record, I ...
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What SSL VPN client do you recommend for the mac? [closed]

I am currently using FortiClient. It would be nice to use the native MacOS VPN client (in the Settings) but I don't think it supports SSL VPN. I googled but did not find anything. Does anyone have a ...
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Per application VPN settings

I use a VPN tunnel to connect to a remote network on Snow Leopard. I set it up with the system settings for VPN and it works fine. Unfortunately, the VPN tunnel is used for all connections. Some ports ...
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VPN client is not working after Yosemite update: Enforce Firewall Policy Fail

I use both the Apple VPN client (L2TP over IPSec in Network preferences) and Checkpoint Endpoint Security client to connect to work. I installed Yosemite last night and today I can not connect to ...
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Can't connect to L2TP over IPSec VPN from Mac 10.12.4

Have troubles with connecting to my VPN from Mac. Using default Mac client, pre-shared secret. Also this works well on iOS 10.3.2 from the same Wi-Fi network. Firewall is disable, no Little Snitch. ...
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How do I delete route to “link#8” gateway on OS X?

How do I delete default route of "link#8" gateway on OS X El Capitan? It's a route automaticaly added after connecting to IPSec VPN. $ netstat -rn Routing tables Internet: Destination Gateway ...
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Who creates utun0 adapter?

Today I looked at the interfaces on my Mac and so I saw the adapter "utun0" on the Mac, this is just for VPN Connections or "Back to my Mac" thought. I have never VPN enabled and "Back to my Mac" is ...
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How to check the VPN setting created by an app on an iOS device?

Many VPN apps would create VPN profiles on the iOS device. Unlike VPN profiles create by the user, they cannot be edited, and therefore the user cannot see the setting of said profile. With a ...
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How to force MacOS to regenerate /etc/resolv.conf file?

Apple states clearly that the /etc/resolv.conf file is managed by Mac OS so it will be regenerated. The problem is that it seems that when I join the OpenVPN this does not happen and as a result tools ...
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Troubleshooting IKEv2 on 10.11 El Capitan

How do I troubleshoot IKEv2 VPN issues on El Capitan? I've followed these instructions to create an IKEv2 VPN (and certificate) on a Ubuntu server that I want to connect to, which all seems pretty ...
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Why does iPhone 4 lose its VPN connection on sleep or screen lock?

I've setup a VPN connection using AnchorFree.com on my iPhone 4 which works great, the issue I have is when my iPhone goes to sleep or screen locks the VPN connection appears to auto disconnect and ...
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How do I emulate Internet Sharing from the command line?

I'm trying to set up my Macbook Air to share an OpenVPN connection for use while I'm on the road and don't want my iOS traffic to go over the open Internet. Sadly, Mountain Lion's Internet Sharing ...