Little Snitch and VPN

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The Old Wolf
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Little Snitch and VPN

Post by The Old Wolf » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:15 am

How does Little Snitch work with a VPN Client?

ctwise
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Re: Little Snitch and VPN

Post by ctwise » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:45 am

It doesn't. At least for the ones I use. Not sure for all of them. You can have Little Snitch automatically switch profiles based on VPNs connecting and disconnecting. But the VPNs hide packet information from Little Snitch so the rules don't work correctly. Specifically everything is by IP address, not by domain names. So for the VPNs I use I have to just allow all connections while the VPN is active.

This is (a small part) why I'm configuring a VPN gateway for my home network.

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Re: Little Snitch and VPN

Post by The Old Wolf » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:07 pm

Thanks for your insight into this matter. Will if the day ever comes will have to switch to a home based VPN rather than one bought and accessing server that are outside of my jurisdiction.

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