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Fri 19 Nov 2021
OpenVPN Enabler For Monterey
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I've released OpenVPN Enabler For Monterey. It's free for download at http://cutedgesystems.com/software/OpenVPNEnablerForMonterey
Now that I've been able to explore it again in depth, OpenVPN is surprisingly powerful. It does everything that the old Apple built-in VPNd can do. And it has the potential to do even more — if I can get more time to work on it.
OpenVPN is very stable. Client profiles on the Mac and iOS devices are easy to set up.
And, once you're connected to the VPN, all traffic to servers that you talk to, through the VPN, look like they're coming from the local network. And you can reach any resource on the local network using its local IP address, and this includes printers and other Macs (via Screen Sharing, File Sharing and Remote Login). Just like as if you're physically on the local network.
Just about the only thing you can't do is browse the local network through a visual interface, like the Finder. For that, we'll need to go a few steps further and explore the use of the TAP interface. Now we're just using TUN. But maybe it's just as well not to expose too much of the local private network.
OpenVPN Enabler For Monterey 3.0 is ready for download now.