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    Setting up macOS built-in VPN client

    1. Go to System Preferences → Network, then click "Create a new service" (plus sign in the bottom left corner of the window).

    Setting up macOS built-in VPN client

    2. In the "Interface" list choose "VPN", in the "VPN Type" list select "L2TP over IPSec". Enter a connection name and click "Create".

    Setting up macOS built-in VPN client

    3. Enter the IP address of your VPN gateway into the "Server Address" field. IP address is part of user credentials.

    Setting up macOS built-in VPN client

    4. Enter the password and shared secret. They are parts of user credentials.

    Setting up macOS built-in VPN client

    Now you can connect to the VPN.

    By default, macOS will route 10/8 network via the VPN connection. You can use the following commands to check routing entries for a VPN connection:

    ifconfig ppp0 netstat -rn | grep ppp0

    You can also set the default netmask for PPP connections:

    # cat /etc/ppp/options netmask 255.255.0.0