PPTP VPN on macOS SierraMay 16, 2017 · 2 min read
Apple stopped the support for it’s builtin PPTP VPN client on macOS Sierra, but they kept their libraries, so it’s still possible to create a PPTP VPN connection over command line without using any 3rd party clients, like FlowVPN or Shimo.
I know that PPTP VPN has become outdated and is less secure than other protocols, but in a corporate world you sometimes don’t have a choice.
The following procedure will show how you can create a PPTP VPN on macOS Sierra. It’s based on my own configuration (MPPE-128), so you might have to adapt it to your need.
The procedure is quite simple, you first need to create a file in
/etc/ppp/peers with a name that represent your domain, or company, so in my case I will call it
This file will contain the configuration that
pppd daemon will reference and try to connect.
Now you only need start the
pppd daemon with the following command and that’s it.
Note: This configuration will also change your default route to the VPN.