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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 my decision).
I know about Shimo, but it's $50 and has a lot of features I don't need.
I was hoping to find a free or open source solution? A command-line-only option would be fine for macOS.
I'm even open to more esoteric solutions (e.g. a lightweight linux VM that connects to the VPN, and then shares the connection with host OS, but not sure how feasible this would be or how to do it).
Edit: I see the command-line tool
pppd is still present in macOS Sierra, so perhaps it's possible to call this directly?
Edit 2: I tried following this tutorial with an options file from the ArchWiki, and a custom route in
/etc/ppp/ip-up, but it gives an error (
publish_entry SCDSet() failed: Success!) when I try to run the
pppd command, the
pppd daemon doesn't seem to be running, and the
ppp0 interface isn't showing up in
ifconfig. I don't know much about networks and network interfaces, so I'm finding this very confusing! Any help would be much appreciated.
The FlowVPN client is free (and works with any provider).
It supports PPTP and OpenVPN on macOS Sierra and High Sierra:
Just overwrite the FlowVPN server address with any server and it connects.
Just paid $55 for Shimo 4. It works. A google search for Shimo 4 VPN will guide your to the correct link. It supports PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN, SSH, and a few more. I even found I can connect to some L2TP server with Shimo while I cannot connect with the built-in OS X VPN client. The price is a bit expensive, but it works pretty well for me, so I paid for it. I guess they might have some sales boost as the new OS X rolled out.
Mac Pptp Vpn Setup
I found this when searching for how to fix a error I was getting in Shimo when trying to connect to PPTP VPN. I didn't get many helpful search results so even though this doesn't answer the original question, others might land here looking for help for this error:
LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests
I'm running a trial of Shimo on OS X 10.12 (Sierra) and the VPN server is on Windows 2012 R2.
I also posted this answer on another question because it helped me work out the solution. A recommendation posted by @wgui was to use the 'silent' option which didn't work but the description given for 'silent' lead me to figuring it out.
The fix for me was to use the 'passive' option. In Shimo, it can be enabled in the 'Expert' section. You should see it as one of the choices given when you add a parameter key (just leave the value blank). Once it was set my connection worked fine.
Mac Pptp Vpn
VPN Tracker also supports PPTP it's not free but presumed to be the most professional VPN Software for the Mac. PPTP connections are automatically imported into VPN Tracker if launched on El Capitan prior to the upgrade and if the connection fails, there is a professional support team. Yes it's a paid product.
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Apple disabled native PPTP VPN in macOS Sierra for good reason – it is highly insecure. However, sometimes for reasons completely outside of your control you need to use a PPTP VPN. Luckily, there is a free option through Flow VPN:
Once you download the client, simply type in the VPN address such as “pptpvpn.dal01.softlayer.com” with your username and password. PS – You can find a full list of SoftLayer PPTP VPN urls at the bottom of this guide: https://knowledgelayer.softlayer.com/procedure/set-pptp-vpn-mac-os-x-10x
Free Pptp For Mac
I did observe a defect while working with SoftLayer and Flow VPN. Your password cannot have the “#” special character in it or you will get invalid password errors. I couldn’t tell if the defect is with Flow VPN or SoftLayer.