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OS X Mountain Lion: Set advanced VPN options

Set advanced VPN options

You can set advanced VPN settings, such as controlling when VPN disconnects, turning on verbose logging to capture more log information in a VPN session, and connecting to a VPN service automatically.

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, and then click Network.
  2. Select your VPN service in the network connection services list.

    If your VPN service isn’t in the list, click Add (+) at the bottom of the list, choose VPN from the Interface pop-up menu, and then give the VPN service a name. Click Create, and then choose the VPN type from the pop-up menu. Enter the server address, account name, and any authentication settings you received from the network administrator or ISP.

  3. Click Advanced, click Options and select the options you want to use:
    • Select “Disconnect when switching user accounts” to end a VPN session when you switch users.

    • Select “Disconnect when user logs out” to end a VPN session when a user logs out.

    • Select “Send all traffic over VPN connection” to send all network traffic over the VPN connection regardless of the network service you use, such as AirPort or Ethernet.

    • Select “Use verbose logging” if you want to capture more detailed log information in your VPN session. This may be useful if you are troubleshooting a problem with your VPN connection.

Last Modified: Aug 8, 2013
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