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VPN Client with PANOS8

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Hi!

I've recently had someone complain that the native macOS/OSX VPN
client wouldn't connect to the VPN (PANOS 8.0.6). Turns out that they
were using an unsupported macOS version, and weren't using the
globalprotect client 'because it didn't work'. The official response
to them is a) get a supported version of macOS b) use the
GlobalProtect client.

But it got me curious.

Way back when we replaced a very crufty VPN box with the Palo Altos, I
spent some time testing various VPN clients and the macOS native VPN
client worked fine. Does anyone know if Apple have 'done something' to
break it? Know of a fix?

I'm suspecting it's Apple to blame here - 3rd party VPN clients such
as Linux (Fedora Core 26) vnpc, Android (vpnzilla), and iOS
(reportedly) all work fine.

The experience on a macOS device is that the VPN client successfully
connects, but no packets appear to flow either way.

 

✓ msm@TrwynMochyn» ifconfig utun1
utun1: flags=8051<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1280
options=6403<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,CHANNEL_IO,PARTIAL_CSUM,ZEROINVERT_CSUM>
inet 148.197.84.55 --> 148.197.84.55 netmask 0xffffffff 
✓ msm@TrwynMochyn» netstat -in | grep utun1
utun1 1280 <Link#15> 0 0 0 0 0
utun1 1280 148.197.84.55 148.197.84.55 0 - 0 - -
✓ msm@TrwynMochyn» ping 148.197.84.55
PING 148.197.84.55 (148.197.84.55): 56 data bytes
Request timeout for icmp_seq 0
Request timeout for icmp_seq 1
Request timeout for icmp_seq 2
Request timeout for icmp_seq 3
Request timeout for icmp_seq 4
Request timeout for icmp_seq 5
Request timeout for icmp_seq 6
^C
--- 148.197.84.55 ping statistics ---
8 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100.0% packet loss

 

 

 

 

2 REPLIES 2

Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

@dolonipo,

Just FYI, you really need to update that firewall. PAN-OS 8.0 was EoL way back on October 31st of 2019.

 

As to your question, macOS recently had a number of certificate modifications that changed the default validity to 398 days. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211025


@BPry wrote:

@dolonipo,

Just FYI, you really need to update that firewall. PAN-OS 8.0 was EoL way back on October 31st of 2019.

Wordle

As to your question, macOS recently had a number of certificate modifications that changed the default validity to 398 days. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211025


Thanks! I will work on it.

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