VPN and Hosts issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by davred, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. davred macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2010
    Chester UK
    I am using CheckPoint secure client to access a work-related Sharepoint server.

    The VPN connection is fine but when I then try to access the URL, I eventually get an error message stating the site could ne be found. We have been given an entry for a hosts file and I have entered this in the correct place (I hope!).

    My Windows laptop allows access without any problems on the same broadband connection that the Mac Mini is on.

    I have tried different browsers but the result is the same.

    Can anyone suggest a solution?


  2. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2008
    Southern California
    Sounds like you aren't being provided a work DNS server from the Checkpoint client. I have never used one so I cannot suggest a solution.

    After you entered the item into your hosts file, can you now access it?
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    My company requires the use of clean access, and without that, I cannot connect to anything. This is windows only program so they exclude the mac from this requirement. That is I don't need clean access when using vpn, but perhaps you VPN has something similar but did not provide an OSX version or exclude OSX.

    Contact your vpn provider's support/help desk. They may have an easy answer

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