Using a VPN with Little Snitch

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contrawise
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Re: Using a VPN with Little Snitch

Postby contrawise » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:40 pm

@ mcgroarty -

NordVPN incorporates OpenVPN in making its connections. It may be doing it in a way that trips Snitch's trigger ...
I use NordVPN and get the same interruptions this thread is about.

hkirmani
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Re: Using a VPN with Little Snitch

Postby hkirmani » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:23 am

mcgroarty wrote:This problem likely has more to do with which VPN software you use rather than which VPN service you use.

You should be able to configure most VPN services to work with OpenVPN (free software) which will then make the VPN look like just another network interface. Little Snitch will behave appropriately under these circumstances. The problem is with proprietary VPN software that acts as a proxy rather than as a network interface. In these cases, Little Snitch believes the proxy software is making all outbound network requests... because it is.


Agree with you. Thanks!

hkirmani
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Re: Using a VPN with Little Snitch

Postby hkirmani » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:02 am

mcgroarty wrote:This problem likely has more to do with which VPN software you use rather than which VPN service you use.

You should be able to configure most VPN services to work with OpenVPN (free software) which will then make the VPN look like just another network interface. Little Snitch will behave appropriately under these circumstances. The problem is with proprietary VPN software that acts as a proxy rather than as a network interface. In these cases, Little Snitch believes the proxy software is making all outbound network requests... because it is.


Indeed and totally agree with you...


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