Panther VPN Server deamon vpnd doesn't work?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by datafatmunger, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. datafatmunger macrumors newbie

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    is anyone else having trouble getting vpnd (the VPN Server) to work. starting it at the command line it quickly terminates. . .and some of the configuration files are missing?
     
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    Couldn't resist posting

    I actually have no idea about the answer to your question. I just like your handle.:)
     
  3. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

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    ummm

    if you are using server, just open up the gui and start the vpn with a check in the box. otherwise, the client doesn't have vpn server in it.

    EDIT: Sorry, to start the vpn, you click on it in the list, then you hit the BIG START button.
     
  4. datafatmunger thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i'm not using server

    i'm not using server. . .and the standard edition does have vpnd and it did work in 10.2. . .so i'm not about to give up yet. . .if apple ripped such functionality out to motivate people like me to purchase the $500 server edition. . .that just really sucks. . .why would you want to alienate the unix geek switch overs. . .who helped with the revival of Mac OS?
     
  5. tomf87 macrumors 65816

    tomf87

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    I tried this but failed:

    mac:~ user$ vpnd -h
    Usage: vpnd [-dhnx] -i serverID
    -h this message
    -x does not move to background
    -d enable debug mode
    -n same as -d but terminates after validation
    -i server ID for this server (ex: com.apple.ppp.l2tp)
    mac:~ user$ vpnd -d -i com.apple.ppp.l2tp
    2004-02-12 17:07:57 EST VPND: could not get servers dictionary
    2004-02-12 17:07:57 EST VPND: error processing prefs file


    I'm still looking though
     
  6. datafatmunger thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah

    I saw that article too. . .but in my 10.3 installation. . .i updated from 10.2 by the way it wasn't a fresh install. . .files such as /etc/ppp/pptp_service are not there anymore
     

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