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  • akston Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is the single issue that is forcing me to ditch my iPhone and make my return to Android. It's unfortunate.

  • andul Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My company decided to go with Android because of this issue. Would have been nice to have iPads and iPhones as mobile devices but that´s how business works.

     

    Still can´t understand why Apple do not give OpenVPN developers access to their APIs like they did for to other solutions.

  • mattfrommaplewood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Like most good things on the iPhone you have to jailbreak it to get missing functionality.

     

    There is an OpenVPN client for iPhone which you can get here: http://www.guizmovpn.com/

     

    Granted, you must jailbreak your phone to get this type of functionality which Apple frowns upon due to their draconian hold over YOUR device that YOU purchased.

  • iDfxfr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Any good news in iOS 6.

    Will it be possible to run open VPN with this system ?

     

    I hope so much, otherwise an Android device will replace my iPhone Pro.

     

    Think diferent, but  think about Pro Users as well !!!

  • mightycaptainkurt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry for the question which may be off-topic but I do not fully get why Android is a real alternative. I tried searching an OpenVPN client for Android and it is full of options but all of them require a rooted device. So... some devices still cannot be rooted (such as mine HTC Wildfire S GSM), some others can but it is a process which voids warranty so it cannot be used by an enterprise (I don't see any significative difference with jail breaking iOS and using GuizmoVPN)

     

    I think both Google and Apple are ignoring OpenVPN simply because there may be no business for them.

     

    I hope I'm wrong... ;-)

  • kevsworld Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I also hope you are wrong but I fear you are right.

     

    It is also my experience that there isn't an openvpn client for android that doesn't require root.  If anyone knows any different please let me know.

  • shubes.net Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    http://www.featvpn.com/ has an android openvpn app, and no root is required. They've cleverly included an L2TP server in with it, which bridges the build-in L2TP client to the OpenVPN client via the localhost/loopback device. It works quite well for me. ICS version is unlimited and currently beta3, so get it while you can. I had no problem with this version. Don't hold your breath waiting for a version on iOS though.

  • mightycaptainkurt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That's a great idea! I thought about a similar thing for iOS but that's far better. Do you think it could be possible to do the same on iOS? I should be possible to start an L2TP server in background on iOS as it is possible to keep SSH tunnels open when using iSSH.

  • shubes.net Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I asked the FeatVPN developers about that. Thomas replied:

    "

    Well, in

    theory the technology that underlies FEAT VPN could be ported to iOS.

    However, iOS has been offering an official way to implement VPN apps for a

    while, since version 4, I believe. So, I would assume that the FEAT VPN

    technology would be rejected by Apple and we wouldn't be able to use

    Apple's App Store.

     

    I believe that it would probably be more promising to work with Apple to

    get access to their official VPN API and cooperate with them on this. Also,

    I understand that the people at OpenVPN Technologies, Inc. have looked into

    this. So, there may very well be an official OpenVPN port to iOS in the

    future.

     

    FEAT VPN is a hack that is possible on Android, because the Android Market

    / Google Play is much less regulated than the App Store. If you aim for the

    App Store, then I believe that there is no way around Apple and their

    official VPN API.

    "

     

    I don't care to speculate as to why Apple does some of the things they do. I do know some large companies who have rejected iPads in favor of Android devices though. As Max would say, "Missed it by that much".

  • krzee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    now with ICS android has released an official vpn API.
    https://forums.openvpn.net/topic8117.html
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.blinkt.openvpn uses it.
    so now with any android ICS phone, you can install a working openvpn from the google play store, without root or any clever hacks.
    Apple:  please catch up and make an open vpn api

  • m.marcel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I also vote for OpenVPN L2TP and PPTP ***** and I don't have a Cisco ASA at home and I would like to use VPN anyway.

    Btw is there any other solution maybe not openvpn but something similar which is also free and I can use on my IOS device ?

  • ramkivelpuri Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    For our application, we need to integrate with any VPN API, so that user will not be invoking cisco any connect OR Junos Pulse application (which is available at App store). Are there any vendor who can help for this type of integrating VPN solution into our product?

     

    If not, do we have to collaborate with cisco any connect OR Junos Pulse guys to integrate their private API in our product? Could you please suggest any possible solutions?

  • Sunkai Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    As I understand it, the OpenVPN development community are still waiting on Apple opening up the VPN API. Proprietary companies like Cisco use it in their solutions, but the documentation has not been made available to the wider Apple Developer population.

     

    http://blog.michael.kuron-germany.de/2010/09/ios-4-1-undocumented-vpn-api-used-b y-cisco-anyconnect/

     

    Even if the API were reverse-engineered from existing apps by OpenVPN developers, it remains to be seen whether Apple would allow an unsanctioned VPN client on the App Store.

     

    Personally, I don't understand the guarded stance Apple has taken, unless the VPN API is unfinalised. If there are still stability and security issues, then hopefully they will be addressed, and we'll see VPN integrated into the iOS SDK proper.

  • rob1234567 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This should be a more urgent issue now that PPTP can be cracked in 12 hours. https://www.cloudcracker.com/blog/2012/07/29/cracking-ms-chap-v2/    I'm looking for a server-side solution and it seems Apple doesn't support any of them.

  • vijinc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Look at http://www.propalms.com/products/universalclient.php for a VPN client that supports access to office desktop and terminal servers (RDP based applications) on iOS/Android. support for web apps is also coming soon for iOS. Web apps are supported on android. Quite a cheap solution with enterprise grade VPN features comparable to Juniper/Cisco