Apple Releases Software Update for VPN Issues on Mavericks Server

mavericks_server_iconApple today released VPN Update for Mavericks Server, addressing an issue with certain L2TP VPN connections.
This update fixes an issue that could prevent L2TP VPN connections from working with OS X Server, as described in http://support.apple.com/kb/TS5313

This update requires OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 and Server 3.0.1.

Note: the update will only install if you have already launched Server app and used it to set up services.
The issue has been a major problem for a number of users, as reflected by over two-thirds of reviewers giving the 3.0.1 version of OS X Server a one-star rating in the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]

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11 months ago
About time. I fixed it awhile ago by replacing the racoon binary with the one from mountain lion, but it's nice to have the updated version. I'd assume it's more secure, as that's its purpose. :)
Rating: 2 Votes
11 months ago
Thank god! This update is so late...
Rating: 2 Votes
11 months ago
Works for me. Looks like it replaced /usr/sbin/racoon (the file on my machine is dated today). I was using the /usr/sbin/racoon workaround so I rebooted just to make sure it was using the new one.
Rating: 2 Votes
11 months ago
Looks like Apple's way of doing the racoon workaround (http://macminicolo.net/racoon). Nice.
Rating: 1 Votes
11 months ago
Just finished updating my VM to mavericks with server 3.0.1. One thing to note, the update is just a separate update but everything seems to be working. In fact I bleieve VPN is now actually more reliable than in Mountain Lion. Don't get random "authentication failed" when connecting and it might be in my head but it seems to connect faster.
Rating: 1 Votes
11 months ago

Thank god! This update is so late...


We're doing some testing already and this update doesn't seem to fix much...standby...
Rating: 1 Votes

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