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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Unable to SSH to OS X Server over alternate port

Mac mini running OS X Server 10.11.6, CommuniGate Pro, and nearly no other stock OS X Server services. Server's owner recently found himself on a network that blocked ports for both VPN connections ...
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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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Connection L2TP via IPSec to VPN as PPTP VPN no longer supported on macOS Sierra

How to resolve problem with connection to VPN via L2TP/PPTP on macOS? Apple announced ending support for PPTP in latest macOS Sierra. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206844: Prepare for removal of ...
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Is this network blocking my VPN?

I use a VPN from my Mac (OS X El Capitan). It works fine everywhere... except for one particular guest Wifi network, where I simply cannot connect to the VPN: it shows "Connecting..." in the menubar ...
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Can a VPN be set on the personal hotspot in iOS 9.3?

We're looking at deploying iPads using Apple Configurator, but one concern is the Personal Hotspot. We tried to hide the Settings app so it couldn't be turned on, but it doesn't look like that's ...
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Force system to use local hosts file before DNS (OS X El Capitan)

I want to find a way to force my system to resolve through the local hosts file on my system before it makes a DNS query. There's a reason for this, and here's my context: I live in China. I need a ...
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How to save password for Cisco IPSec in Mac native VPN client?

Everytime I connect to the Cisco VPN using the built-in VPN client, it asks me for the password. I am wondering is there a way we can auto save the password, like using the keychain?
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iOS - supervised mode and always-on VPN

Is it possible on iOS to activate a non-leaking always-on VPN? I've heard this can only be done through supervised mode and with a VPN provider that supports "IKEv2", is this correct? Are there any ...
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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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Only HTTPS websites working otherwise I receive ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED [duplicate]

I am facing annoying problem of only HTTPS websites working on my Mac (in all browsers). I can only visit Google, YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo etc. So far, I tried following: Websites shows error of: ...
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OS X doesn't query local DNS names properly

None of our OS X client machines in our workplace query local DNS names of our servers properly after connecting to VPN. For other client machines – including Linux and Windows – it works properly. ...
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Junos pulse and share internet connection by ad-hoc Wi-Fi on OS X

Basic problem If I run Pulse secure (or Junos Pulse) on my iOS device, this breaks functionality of TCP socket in background. I mean if application is in background it can't be woken up by incoming ...
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How to force OS X to always use my VPN? [duplicate]

I use the VPN client Tunnelblick to redirect all the traffic to my VPN. However, if Tunnelblick is down, or while it's connecting to my VPN at startup, my trafic is not redirected to my VPN. This is ...
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Internet via home

On many days, I use an iPad on a network that provides Internet. However this internet network restricts certain websites I can access. Even public VPNs are blocked. I have an idea. Suppose I could ...
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How to Mimic Location of Slave VPN for Primary VPN?

I would like to mimic the location of my primary VPN by the second VPN ("slave"). My mobile internet and data comes from Finland because it is cheap. I need to connect to my school's VPN server in ...
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How to Limit Wifi Connection to Only One Application?

I need to connect to open Wifi network but I do not want all my applications access internet with it. Only one internet browser. I am using at the moment VPN Service PrivateInternetAccess.com (PIA). ...
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How to send only “work” related requests over vpn for El Capitan (10.11)

I have configured a new VPN connection (Type - Cisco IPSec) for work using network preferences and it works. How can I stay connected to my work vpn and direct only my work traffic through vpn? ...
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pfctl config to only allow OpenVPN connection

I found what appears to be a suitable guide here, but pfctl complains of a syntax error and "no IP address found for en3" which is my main interface. I have had other pf rules working successfully to ...
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Constant VPN issues on El Capitan

I installed an el capitan update about two weeks ago, and since then I've had constant issues connecting my macbook pro to my work VPN. I can connect ok, but after only a few minutes (usually-- it ...
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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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How to simultaneously access IPv4 devices on 2 different 10/24 networks when using 2 active VPN connections?

After a company is sold to different parties, you might end up with a situation where the old 10.0.0.0/8 network is split in two or more different networks, like 10.0.0.0/24 and 10.0.1.0/24. Now I ...
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VPN (PPTP) disconnects in OS X El Capitan (after update)

OS X - 10.11.4 El Capitan Macbook pro Retina Mid 2015 VPN type is PPTP, automatic encryption, All traffic over VPN. When connecting to a VPN server, the system mentions that the connection could not ...
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Is there a technical reason Mac OS X doesn't support SSL VPN?

I noticed OS X doesn't support SSL VPN by default. Any technical reasons why this might be the case? (i.e. Any security concerns?) What are the VPN protocols available for OS X?
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Access Mac App Store via VPN

I am pretty new to Macs, but I am not sure that is relevant here. I do use a VPN sometimes (and will do so more). It seems to work OK for browsers, email etc as it should. However, I wanted to change ...
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Remote desktop to home from work / VPN / Dyn / …?

Occasionally I’d like to connect to my home computer from my work computer. Both run Yosemite. I’d like to do this using Remote Desktop, as in I’d like to be able to run all programs on my home ...
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Determining source app of IP traffic in NETunnelProviderManager

I am using NETunnelProviderManager in "routing by destination IP" and am able to get IP traffic from various apps on the device. The challenge I am having is that I need to determine which ...
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Multiple VPNs active on iOS?

Is it possible to have more than one VPN active at a time on iOS?
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Is it possible to bring up or tear down an iOS OnDemand tunnel based on a site accessed by mobile device?

Say, if accessing one.example.com should always bring up the tunnel, how can this be expressed with OnDemandRules? Or if two.example.com should always tear down the tunnel? The Configuration Profile ...
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Cisco IPsec VPN Negotiation Fails After Network Disconnect

On Mac OSX 10.11.3 (likely previous), the built-in Cisco IPsec VPN client will refuse to reconnect to the VPN server after a network failure (cable unplugged, wifi lost etc.) After about 30 seconds ...
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`scutil --nc start` not connecting PPPT VPN - OS X 10.11

From the answer to this question I have tried scutil --nc start 'us.justfreevpn.com' to connect a PPPT VPN, but all I get is the following popup: Frustratingly, if I manually start the connection ...
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Connect a CIFS network drive automatically

Is there a way to connect a network server (CIFS) without asking for password and would automatically connect every time computer boots up? The situation is, the computer need to first connect its ...
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prevent Mail from checking for mail if VPN is down

My employer insists on using a VPN when people access email via Exchange. Is there any way to prevent Mail from checking for mail if the VPN is down?
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What determines the relevant version of OpenSSL in a given network connection?

My own system is I think fully "up to date" as far as Apple security updates through the App Store, but the version of OpenSSL installed on my system is 0.9.8zg, a version that was current during the ...
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VPN question on MAC

My customer has provided me these inputs to connect to their network: Server IP pkcs (.p12) file And a Certificate On Windows, I installed the .p12 file into the Local store, imported the CERT into ...
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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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“networksetup is trying to modify the system network configuration” dialogue wont go away!

I keep getting this dialogue on a recently upgraded MacBook running El Capitan -- it doesn't matter how many times I enter my password, it just keeps opening and opening: This is appearing when ...
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What is ipsec0 interface?

I am noticing an interface on my system called ipsec0 but I can't figure out what is creating it. I have no VPN software installed or VPN connections configured on the system. Back to my Mac service ...
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Traffic to IP addresses matching local network not sent over VPN

I have an active VPN connection (L2TP) and try to access a server with IP 192.168.1.29 in the remote network. If my local network uses the same subnetwork (192.168.1.0/24), connections to that subnet ...
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Opening .tblk file with root privileges

Following the setup instructions for Tunnelblick I want to open the renamed .tblk file After opening it nothing happens and no prompt in the tunnelblick app I suspect this is because I am not opening ...
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Home Sharing over VPN

I have a working home sharing environment (i.e., when I am physically in my home network it's working fine). My Modem has the possibility to easily set up a VPN network (L2TP). It works flawlessly ...
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Deprecated “natd” and “ipfw” in El Capitan

I want to share my internet connection and VPN connection but Tunnelblick/OpenVPN doesn’t play nice with internet connection sharing in OS X. There was a suggestion on a workaround on how to route ...
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Script to start my VPN if I'm connected to a specific Network / SSID [El Capitan update]

I'm searching an AppleScript to automatically start my University VPN if I'm connected to the University network. I already found some solutions for older OS X Versions, but they're not working ...
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How do I connect to a VPN through a HTTP/HTTPS proxy?

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), OS X El Capitan (10.11.1) I'm currently on a Macbook Pro mid 2015 with OS X 10.11.1 and I need help bypassing my university's proxy server. I believe they use ...
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OS X El Capitan - Cisco Built-in VPN client - split traffic

On OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), with the Cisco Built-in VPN client, I would like to configure the route table in order to have the following thing : subnet traffic 192.168.101.0/24 goes through the VPN ...
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How to set up routing tables on OS X to redirect VPN traffic?

I am trying to setup route table on my OS X machine so regular internet traffic doesn't go through VPN but only specific destinations will be targeted via VPN. When I connect to VPN it creates new '...
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IKEv2 VPN El Capitan 10.11

When I setup an IKEv2 VPN, which I use from Windows without issues, on OSX 10.11.1 it refuses to connect. I looked at /var/log/system.log and it seems like it's saying one of the IKEv2 components is ...
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Is iPhone being remotely accessed?

On a consistent basis, I try to close any open apps to save battery life. I close the apps by double clicking the home screen button & then swipe the apps upward on the touchscreen to close. ...
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Concurrent VPN connection on Max OS X

I need to to connect to a VPN for internet access. While I'm connected to that VPN I need to connect to another VPN for accessing local data on that network. When I'm try to connect, the first VPN ...
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Is there a way to make a VPN apply every time iPhone reboots? It's annoying having to re-enable

I use the OpenVPN app to encrypt my network connections on my iPhone as well as a VPN service, but every time my phone reboots I have to remember to re-enable my VPN. Is there a way to have this ...
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Automating VPN switching

I can us a VPN app like tunnelbear to appear to be in other countries, but is there a way to do this in a bash script or applescript? I want to be able to run automated tests on my iOS apps (in the ...

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