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Determine VPN connection

Andy James
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Is it possible to determine, using a desktop Java application, whether the underlying system is using VPN to connect to the Internet/ a particular website?

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Andy James
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It it at all possible to detect whether a desktop (PC) is using a VPN connection to connect to the Internet??

Andy
Andy James
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Can someone please answer this question. I have been trying to find an answer to this question, in vain!

Andy
Paul Clapham
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You insist on an answer? Okay, then. I don't know. It's very unlikely.

Anyway when I use the VPN connection on my computer, I'm using it to connect to my company's network. Not to the Internet. I can't really picture using a VPN connection to the Internet. How would the Internet be authenticating it?

Now, since it's very unlikely you're going to be able to do that, let's go back a step. What's the requirement you have which you thought that was a solution to? And why did you need a Java solution?
Rob Spoor
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Paul Clapham wrote:I can't really picture using a VPN connection to the Internet. How would the Internet be authenticating it?

There are parties on the Internet that allow you to register, then create a VPN connection to them so you can browse anonymous. ItsHidden is one of them.


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