PPTP VPN removed from MacOS Sierra and iOS 10...

Dean

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Folks, those who have upgraded to macOS Sierra will have probably already seen the behaviour -
The update has deletes all PPTP VPN profiles, and they are not reconfigurable since PPTP functionality has been completely removed from the built-in VPN client from this version onwards.

Looking for an interim solution while all of those sites transition to SSL/IPSec.
Does anyone use a great VPN client app on macOS that still supports PPTP profiles?

Note: am referring to custom VPNs, not those apps specifically designed for paid VPN services like HideMyAss/Hola/etc.

TIA!
 
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bvonfintel

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Pity about the prices.... I think if Shimo was like $20, more people would be willing to pay to get PPTP back.
 

Necropolis

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You should rename the thread to "No builtin PPTP VPNs"

The current title is a little misleading.
 

Dean

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You should rename the thread to "No builtin PPTP VPNs"

The current title is a little misleading.

Thanks for the input. It was referring to the fact that users, such as I, no longer have any VPN(profile)s, since the update deleted them all.

Let us know if you find any apps to contribute to the thread.

Cheers
 

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Thanks for the input. It was referring to the fact that users, such as I, no longer have any VPN(profile)s, since the update deleted them all.

Let us know if you find any apps to contribute to the thread.

Cheers

I'm not masochistic enough to use an Apple OS.

;)
 

ponder

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Do you still have access to the "pppd" command from the cli?
 

HApyM3al

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Also affected by this as our work only using pptp.

Maybe time to move to l2tp
 

Dean

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Also affected by this as our work only using pptp.

Maybe time to move to l2tp

Definitely time to move to L2TP/SSL.. unfortunately users are being caught off guard since this isn't one of the widely reported changes :/
 

Dean

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Do you still have access to the "pppd" command from the cli?

$ pppd
pppd: Can't open options file /etc/ppp/options: No such file or directory

Let me know if I'm doing it wrong ;)
 

ponder

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$ pppd
pppd: Can't open options file /etc/ppp/options: No such file or directory

Let me know if I'm doing it wrong ;)

Try and look for pppd configs for pptp.

Alternatively try linux/bsd in a vm to use pptp. dunno how well compiling bsd code on osx would work.
 

Dean

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Try and look for pppd configs for pptp.

Alternatively try linux/bsd in a vm to use pptp. dunno how well compiling bsd code on osx would work.

Thanks, the VM is working in the interim but far from an ideal solution, with the added resources/time just for when a VPN is needed.

Still hoping someone reading this can recommend a reliable free VPN app for Mac :)
 

jsheed_sa

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This is highly annoying as I've got some legacy PPTP VPN's I need to use!

Installed Shimo which seem to work well for now, but at 49EU its incredibly expensive!
 
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