On my Linode server (great company and service BTW), I had setup a VPN for me, but after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I had no time to reinstall it.
So yesterday, I grabbed a free account on NoLimitVPN (because NSA and Google, you know) and I’ve been using it without any problems. (I’m no expert in security, but since NoLimitVPN is managed by a french company and their VPN is hosted on RamNode.com in the Netherlands, I expect a minimum of privacy).
The only problem I had was that the VPN doesn’t connect automatically when my Mac wakes up. DuckDuckGoing (what’s the official or usual verb ?) (because I don’t use Google anymore), I only found AppleScripts running in background and connecting the VPN. Since I don’t want something running in the background on my old and faithful iMac, I looked for alternatives.
This is the solution I’ve set up on my Mac:
To start the VPN (named “VPN”, duh), I use a terminal command
scutil --nc start VPN
Instead of this AppleScript (found on StackOverflow)
tell application "System Events" tell current location of network preferences set myConnection to the service "VPN" if myConnection is not null then if current configuration of myConnection is not connected then connect myConnection end if end if end tell return 120 end tell
scutil --nc start VPN > /dev/null 2>&1
Voila, problem solved.