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We have a lot of customers who use their Mac mini as a VPN server. This works great when you need an IP address in the US, or a secure internet connection on the road, or a number of other reasons. When Apple released Lion, they changed the setup a bit. This continues in Mountain Lion. By default, Mountain Lion Server VPN will distribute IP addresses in the same range the Mac itself uses. This doesn't work well in a facility like Macminicolo where each Mac mini has a static WAN IP address. (Update: here is a tutorial for VPN on a Mavericks Server)
We asked Rusty Ross to help us put together a tutorial that will help Macminicolo customers setup their Mac minis to serve as VPNs. He's broken it down in a few parts so be sure to take the steps that are best for your situation:
(Advanced: We'll be using a 10.0.0.1 private IP for the server and 10.0.0.0/24 private network in this walkthrough, but note that the technique documented here will work with any private IP addressing scheme. To accomplish that, you'd substitute that alternate network info here, as well as a few other places further along in this walkthrough.) After pressing "Apply", you should see an something like this, indicating that your newly-created VLAN is active: Nice work. Now, let's get basic DNS up and running. Launch Server.app, and click on the "DNS" section of the sidebar: Now press "Edit..." next to Forwarding Servers: ...and add both Macminicolo DNS IP addresses: All other DNS defaults in Server.app should be fine, so let's switch DNS service on: Great. Now, once again, if you are NOT interested in routing public internet traffic from your VPN client(s) over the VPN and out to the internet via your server's public internet connection at Macminicolo, you should SKIP from here to PART III.PART II: Internet Routing (*OPTIONAL*)So far, so good. Now things get a little trickier, as we need to dive into the command line a bit to get NAT and routing set up. First, we'll need to edit two privileged text files, so we are going use Terminal to summon TextEdit.app with root privileges. (Advanced: If you are comfortable with your own command line text editor, you can obviously make the next couple edits on your own.)Launch Terminal.app, and inside the terminal window that appears, enter the following command (as a single line), and press return:sudo killall TextEdit; sudo -b "/Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit"You'll be prompted for your password, and if you've not used sudo on this Mac in the past, you may see a warning about using sudo, which is fine.(This command first tries to quit any instances of TextEdit that are already running. If TextEdit isn't already running, you'll see a "No matching processes were found" message, which is fine.) Next, let's open the first file we need to edit. In the same Terminal window you used before, enter this command (as a single line) and press return:sudo open -t /etc/pf.anchors/com.apple Upon doing this, you should expect to see the following file, entitled com.apple, open in TextEdit.app: Great. We are now going to make three sets of (minor) changes to this file.First, look for the four lines with references to "InternetSharing" (indicated with red arrows in the picture below), and simply add a single # character at the beginning of each of these four lines. For example,scrub-anchor "100.InternetSharing/*"...will become...#scrub-anchor "100.InternetSharing/*" Now, let's take a moment to look at the last line. The one that begins with "load anchor". If you happen to see a trailing slash character, indicated with red arrows below, after "400.AdaptiveFirewall/", remove that single slash character right now. This was an Apple typo bug from some early Mountain Lion versions (prior to 10.8.2), and needs to be removed. This is important, and the entire VPN setup process will fail if this typo is not corrected. So if necessary, remove only the slash, so that the line now reads:
Now that your server's VPN is configured, enabled, and (optionally) ready to route public internet traffic for its clients, you may want a little guidance on how best to configure a client.Let's set up a Mountain Lion client as an example.In System Preferences, go to Network, and press the "+" in the lower-lefthand corner: Choose "VPN", make sure you are using "L2TP over IPSec", and give your service a name: Press "Create", and then make sure your new VPN is selected in the sidebar on the left, so you can edit its details on the right: As shown above, enter the IP address or DNS name for your server in the "Server Address" field. In the "Account Name" field, enter the username for the account on the server that you want to use to log in from the client.Press "Authentication Settings..." and you'll see this: Enter the Password for the account you just specified, and the Shared Secret exactly as you set it up on the server.Press "OK", and you are back to: Now press "Advanced..." and you should see: If you chose to complete optional "Part II: Internet Routing" section earlier:Then check the option to "Send all traffic over VPN connection" so that your client will, um, send all its traffic (including public internet-bound traffic) over the VPN when the VPN connection is active.Otherwise, if you skipped the optional "Part II: Internet Routing" section, make sure to un-check "Send all traffic over VPN connection" (unlike the picture above).Press "OK", and you are back to: Press "Apply" to save changes.And now your client should be ready to connect to your server's VPN.Just press "Connect" when you want make this happen.Well done. As I mentioned, this tutorial came from Rusty Ross, a great hands-on consultant that works with a bunch of happy MMC customers on a wide range of topics, including setup, migration, troubleshooting, maintenance, networking, strategic planning, and creative thinking. He's available for a quick-fix, a specific project, or a longer-term relationship. If you have questions, you can find us on Twitter @macminicolo. And if you're looking for somewhere safe and connected to place a VPN server, checkout our prices to host a Mac mini with us.
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