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MiGrub
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A "real"VPN for/within PPP Widget ?

Post by MiGrub » 19 Aug 2018, 09:53

In the FAQs section of http://www.draisberghof.de/android/pppwidget3.html the appearance of PPP Widget 3 as a "virtual"-VPN :wink: is mentioned as follows:
"If the connection is made, there is a pop-up window asking ... to accept a VPN connection created by PPP Widget 3. ... Note that PPP Widget 3 does not really do VPN; unfortunately, due to that trick there can be no real VPN while PPP Widget 3 is connected."
Since I have to use a VPN to connect to my workplace's intranet, my question is, if there is any chance to integrate/plugin/chainup/pipethrough/ :idea: a real VPN WITHIN PPP Widget?

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Re: A "real"VPN for/within PPP Widget ?

Post by Josh » 20 Aug 2018, 08:44

Unfortunately, there is no way to do this. PPP Widget has to use the VPN API in order to create a network interface from the USB API. Since there is only one use of the VPN system service possible at any time, this prevents using VPN over PPP Widget's connection.

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Re: A "real"VPN for/within PPP Widget ?

Post by MiGrub » 21 Aug 2018, 00:03

My question was more meant like:

If PPP Widget 3 uses Android's VPN-API anyway, why cannot this VPN-API be setup in a way, that it provides real VPN-functionality in addition to being used as to create a network interface to the USB-API?

(Obviously I have no knowledge at all in programming the Android-System, so my question surely looks foolish to an expert! I am asking just because of curiosity) :|

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