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Topic # 150451 23-Jul-2014 14:26
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We had a PPTP VPN which obviously worked with OSX, but after I moved the VPN server behind our firewall, I configured it to be SSTP only as that uses 443 which gets around most firewalls, is far more secure and does not need any special ports opened up.
Now I have Devs who want to be able to connect to it with Macbooks and there does not seem to be any easy way to do it. Anyone got any experience with setting something like this up?

Don't really want to have an L2TP or PPTP VPN as well as this. Maybe I can just play the elitest windows sysadmin game and tell them we don't support it until I get an edict from on high to make it worklaughing

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  Reply # 1094230 23-Jul-2014 14:38
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Pretty sure OS X will need a third party client to make this work. There seems to be few SSTP clients out there for the Mac so you'll just need to give each of them a try to see which is best.



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  Reply # 1094232 23-Jul-2014 14:40
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Any non-Microsoft client will need a third party SSTP client software... A shame really as I'd love to SSTP to my home server and Geekzone servers using SSTP from a non-Microsoft device.


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  Reply # 1094249 23-Jul-2014 15:12
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Great, thanks for that. I think those are the two options we tried last night, might just be a case of taking a bit more time to figure them out.
SSTP-client seems to be a command line app and mostly for Ubuntu/linux but that does not mean it wont work with a little bit of prodding.
Easy sstp would not accept the cert so we might need to reissue it with a different format.
Will try further and see how we get on.

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