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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VPN to OSX from windows machine?

The environment i have setup consists of an OSX Server, running file sharing and VPN. The file share is accessible from the local network on both windows or OSX machines, and OSX machines have no ...
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Remote login into Windows from Mac using Remote Desktop Client and VPN

I am trying to login into my work computer (Win7) which is in a private network through the Remote Desktop Client (RDC) after connecting through VPN. The VPN gets connected but the RDC does not. It ...
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AppleScript for enabling VPN broken after update to 10.9.3

I've been using an AppleScript for connecting to my office VPN. After updating my macbook to 10.9.3, it fails to execute, and throws an exception Unable to get network preferences (honestly, it is ...
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VPN with two mac users

I have two users accounts on my computer, one needs to stay connected to a VPN while the other account, both being logged in, is not supposed to use the VPN. OS X 10.9 seems to only give me global VPN ...
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Access Website from VPN connection only

I have a Mac Mini Server with Open Directory, File Sharing/WebDAV, VPN, and Website services running. I can view files from my Mac on my iPad remotely when connected to my VPN. I can also view my ...
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OS X Server File Sharing - Airport Extreme Disk via VPN

I have a 3 TB disk mounted on my Airport Extreme, which I can access locally just fine. However, I would like to be able to mount it over VPN outside of my network. I am able to do so with any drives ...
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What methods exist to give an iPhone an external hostname, on wifi or cellular data?

I want to give my iPhone (iOS7) a hostname, which will automatically resolve from anywhere as long as the phone is online. My iPhone can be jailbroken as part of the solution; that's not preventative. ...
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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 make custom routes survive reboots?

I use a VPN to connect to the network of my company and add some routes. After connecting and addding the routes it works just fine. Is there a way to permanently add the routes so that they survive ...
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Why is email being downloaded every time I (dis)connect VPN?

I've noticed that every time I connect to or disconnect from a VPN connection, Apple Mail downloads all sorts of old email, email that's already been downloaded locally. I don't believe it's ...
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Mavericks - VPN command line

I see a lot of third party apps that offer the ability to turn your Mac into a VPN server. It seems the VPN server functionality is built into OS X from what I've read but you need OS X server to get ...
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File Access over https safe

I have a mac mini server at home that has a USB 3.0 storage device attached where I store all my files. Anything from iTunes, iPhoto, documents, etc. I want to know how safe it is by creating a VPN ...
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Connecting to VPN (Mac OS X)

I'm trying to connect to VPN on Mac OS X via several ways: Native vpn client (doing something like this: https://www.publicvpn.com/support/MacOSX105.php) By Anyconnect vpn client By Cisco vpn client ...
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Mac backup through VLAN

I have 5 users with Mac laptops who want an automatic backup to be performed whenever they get to one of the three sites of their business (3 VLAN's connected via VPN). The Mac users connect to the ...
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Possible to have all Airport Extreme traffic go through a VPN?

I'm wondering if it's possible (and if so, how to do it) set up my Airport Extreme so that all devices connecting to it have their traffic piped through a VPN. If I have an OpenVPN running on a Linux ...
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OSX Mavericks VPN PPTP

I have an issue with vpn pptp connection on my macbook. The latest version of Mavericks is installed. The log (/var/log/ppp.log) is provided below Fri Feb 21 20:08:33 2014 : Warning: can't open ...
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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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Connect to Windows File Sharing server using VPN

I am using VPN to connect to work server. On windows I enter \\Imbserver into explorer address bar and I can see files on server. When I connect to VPN on mac and try to access imbserver that is ...
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Admin in Terminal, logged on Family's session

I have a weird problem. I'm trying to connect on my VPN with Mac 10.7.5 (Java 7 U45, Citrix Receiver 11.8) but when I do, JSam is not able to write in Hosts file. So my Mac session is called "Family" ...
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VPN over ethernet, Internet over wifi

I use a VPN to connect to my work network. It works fine for accessing internal resources, but getting out to the internet over the VPN can be spotty. (Not because sites are blocked. It's just slow.) ...
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How to import certificates in Cisco AnyConnect iPhone app?

In order to connect to a private network the connection should have IKE RSA - IPSEC. The default VPN connection settings that is in the settings of iPhone does not have this. The Cisco AnyConnect app ...
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Location-aware hostname resolution

Here is my situation: I am running Tunnelblick on my MacBook (running Mavericks) to connect to my own VPN, which comprises several machines, both at home and at remote locations. I can of course use ...
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IPv6 quits working after using VPN

My Macbook Pro running Mavericks picks up my ISP's (native) IPv6 support with automatic configuration just fine on bootup. I'm using an AirPort Extreme 802.11ac (2013) with default settings. If then ...
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Prevent apps from using wifi without VPN [duplicate]

When I travel and am connecting to public wireless networks (or, really, any wireless network I don't control), I use a VPN (either L2TP with the built-in networking support or OpenVPN with Viscosity)....
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Cisco IPSec forgets password (Mavericks)

Cisco IPSec seems to have no way to store the password of the connection permanently. I have found on the web some solutions for the Mountain Lion release, but none for OS-X Mavericks. Is it ...
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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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How to see VPN connection statistics?

I live in China, which requires me to use several VPN's to access the outside web. Occasionally, some VPN's are either totally blocked or suffer from high packet loss. In Windows, it is easy to see ...
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VPN Passthrough problems with Airport Extreme

Today I started trying to work from a network that uses the Airport Extreme version 7.7.1. Typically I use a VPN client (Viscosity) which gives me access to the various servers that my company runs ...
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Mac-to-Mac VPN Xcode speed: AFP vs VNC

I connect from home-Mac to work-Mac over VPN. Then I have 2 options in Finder: VNC: screen-share (restricts you to work-monitors' resolution) AFP: mount the work-directory, then open the Xcode ...
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How can I remove a VPN service when the remove button is disabled?

I added a VPN config. Now I want to remove it, but the - button is gray and disabled. I checked some answers from this Apple Support Communities thread: In Terminal: networksetup -...
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'No machine certificates found' when adding machine certificate into VPN

I've 2 certificates, one for user authentication and another for machine authentication. My user authentication includes certificate and private key based on which I've generated pkcs12 file using ...
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Does iOS support IPsec IKEv2?

Does iOS support IPsec IKEv2? If not, is there any way to get IPsec IKEv2 working on iOS?
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VPN server authentication error

I'm running 10.8.5 (not server) on my home laptop and wanted to set up a vpn server on it. I found a number of tutorials online (eg http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20060616150640529) for ...
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Prevent data on unsecured wireless, until VPN is connected [duplicate]

There's a lot of good advice around about avoiding connecting to unsecured wireless networks, and using a VPN (for all traffic) if you absolutely must use one. What seems to be missing from this ...
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Shrew Soft VPN on Mac not letting me SSH to servers inside the VPN

I am trying to use a VPN from work so I can do my work on my MBP. I have installed Shrew Soft and set up the VPN, and I am able to connect to it receiving the messages below. However I am still unable ...
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Mountain Lion VPN fails to connect but works on Windows VM

I want to setup a VPN on my mac but I can't make it work. If I start my Windows 7 VM, the VPN connects fine (from Windows) but if I try to connect from my Mac it fails… First of all, here is the ...
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Per App VPN and other network activity

When the new Per App VPN feature is triggered, does that VPN connection only apply to those apps, or does it apply to all traffic on the device? Also, when the connection is triggered by the domain ...
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What ports need to be opened to use the L2TP VPN server on Mountain Lion Server?

I am using a Mac mini OS X Mountain Lion Server (10.8.5). My goal is to have the server's own VPN service running over L2TP only. The Mac mini is behind an AirPort Extreme (4th generation) AirPort ...
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Time Capsule and Network shares not showing in Finder through VPN

I'm on my neighbours WiFi, and connecting to my network to my Windows 7 PC which is set up as a VPN server using the native feature. I can access my Time Capsule by going to Connect to Server and ...
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Trouble with Applescript/Xcode setting up VPN Auto Connect with Btguard's Tunnelblick Open VPN

I followed all of the all of the steps in this link How to auto connect to VPN upon login/boot?. I tried a number of times, changing the service from "BTGuard VPN" to "Tunnelblick VPN" to "BTGuard", ...
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Can't connect to VPN via iOS

I have set up a Mac OS X 10.8 server running the VPN service. From my Macs I can connect to the VPN server without any problems, but the iOS devices are all unable to connect. The console displays ...
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What can be done to troubleshoot or diagnose intermittent VPN connects, and disconnects?

Internal VPN Fails to Connect - Sometimes, but not always. racoon[337] IPSec connecting to server aaa.bbb.cc.dd racoon[337] Connecting. racoon[337] IPSec Phase1 started (Initiated by me). racoon[337] ...
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iPhone 5 can't open webpages when VPN is on

I'm using iPhone 5 and iPad 2, not jailbroken, with iOS 6.1.4 and VPN turned on. Safari and any other browser apps can't open pages.
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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 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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Cisco VPN timeout issues

I'm trying to use the native Cisco VPN client installed with Lion and it's been a terrible experience. The VPN times out between 15 and 45 minutes and I can't seem to fix it. I've followed guides for ...
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Can't connect to some sites over VPN

When I'm connected to my company's VPN, some websites won't load. For example, both imgur and tumblr will just hang trying to connect: $ curl -v http://imgur.com * About to connect() to imgur.com ...
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Connecting to Windows 7 VPN server

I'm attempting to setup a VPN to my home by using a Windows 7 machine as a VPN server. I've set it up the standard Windows 7 VPN which I believe uses PPTP. I've also enabled PPTP passthrough on my ...
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How to configure client OS X VPN (L2TP) connection so you do not loose access to intranet?

I am looking for a solution for configuring the VPN on OS X so you do not loose access to internal network. In fact I want to use the VPN only to enable access to different external services that ...
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Find out type of VPN connections in network preference

I have a VPN connection in my system preference but I don't remember type of this connection (PPTP, IPSec etc). How do I find this out?