Why has PPTP VPN gone?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by interstella, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. interstella macrumors regular

    interstella

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    VPN via PPTP has disappeared in both Sierra and iOS10. What has it done to offend Apple so much that it must be banished from our lives?
     
  2. IHelpId10t5 macrumors 6502

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    The first sentence from Wikipedia says it all: "The Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) is an obsolete method for implementing virtual private networks, with many known security issues."
     
  3. mag01 macrumors regular

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  4. interstella thread starter macrumors regular

    interstella

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  5. karsten macrumors 6502a

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    just apple trying to dictate everyone else' IT policies, nothing much really.
     
  6. KALLT macrumors 601

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    If you cannot rely on the security of the network connection, then why even bother. There are ample native and third-party alternatives. Apple needed to do this eventually, there is no point in supporting substandard technology forever.
     

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