Killing Hung OSX VPN Connections


August 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm (2 Comments)

This thing is a menace:

The endlessly scrolling disconnection state when OSX’s Network Connect VPN client goes sideways.  You can’t reconnect because it just sits there trying to disconnect.  You can’t kill it in the gui, but it turns out, you can get rid of it.  Just kill -TERM or kill -9 the ppp process in the terminal.  Then you should be able to reconnect without rebooting your machine or switching network locations.  It probably leaves some messy stuff sitting around your routing tables, but that’s what regular reboots are for.

2 thoughts on “Killing Hung OSX VPN Connections

  1. Leo

    I’ve seen this tip/suggestion before, but I have never had a ppp or pppd process active when this happens. Any other way to get rid of this bastard? I haven’t found any, short of rebooting.

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