RendezvousVPN
RendezvousVPN
1.1

2.6

RendezvousVPN free download for Mac

RendezvousVPN

1.1
22 November 2004

Merges networks over secure VPN connection for Rendezvous services.

Overview

Note: RendezvousVPN is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for sale.

RendezvousVPN merges networks over a secure VPN connection for Rendezvous services. Any TCP/IP service broadcasted on one side of the network is instantly accessable on the other side. Games, file sharing, and even printing are all forwardable. All it takes is one machine on each side and all of the services from one network are tunneled over to the other network.
  • Rendezvous service auto discovery and network syncing
  • Secure VPN connection with strong encryption
  • Protocol compression for better bandwidth usage

What's new in RendezvousVPN

Version 1.1:
  • Improved connection stability for larger data transmissions
  • Fixed minor GUI issues
  • Added command-line server option for licensed users.This option can be enabled by running the application from the terminal or a shell script (it needs no GUI so it can be run as a daemon service). Make sure and leave the application in its wrapper. Execute as ./RendezvousVPN.app/Contents/MacOS/RendezvousVPN noGUI This will run RendezvousVPN as a server only and will run as if it had the GUI running.
  • Changed data transmission progress bars to more closely reflect the data transmitted (tx/rx)
  • Fixed random crash on disconnect
  • Added external log file in the same directory as the application named RendezvousVPN.log

10 RendezvousVPN Reviews

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Anonymous
21 November 2004

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Really terrible software. It looks nice I guess, but don't let that fool you. Anyone with a minimal amount of UNIX experience can do this for free, and in the background without this program running - that IS the entire point of the VPN concept. At any rate, it's software based on open-source technology and they're charging for it. Shame. Didn't even let me hit "Trial" at the opening page, had to wait another 20 seconds when I hit register and wait for that counter to tick down too. Just plain frustrating.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
24 November 2004
There are many places where the effective sharing of Rendezvous services can break down so I'm not blaming Philippe, but this app crashes on disconnect and my services of interest don't seem to work once the connection is established. I haven't given up, though.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
24 November 2004
Some DNS hints: freshmeat.net/projects/dnsmasq/ and www.osdir.com/Article1215.phtml; EasyDNS by www.novajo.ca; and DNSConfigure by www.dekorte.com. For tunneling tools also see vtun.sf.net and IP Manager (www.4sight.com)! And there also is vpn-udp by www.beasts.org/software.html.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
23 November 2004
There is SSH Tunnel Manager!
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
22 November 2004
Has anyone checked out www.tinc-vpn.org?
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
22 November 2004
I think zigzag hit it on the head. mDNS packets are very dificult to get to work on a vpn. BTW anyone who is using 1.1, copy it to your HD! You should be able to run it from the disk image but the current version makes a log file. Of course this might cause an error if the disk that you are launching it from is write protected.... This issue will be addressed shortly. In the mean time please run it from somewhere on a writeable drive. To those who want to run a regular vpn, please use ssh tunneling or some other vpn type solution. RendezvousVPN is only for Rendezvous services, hence the name of the application. I cannot fathom considering myself a superior programmer to a team of senior level programmers writing an PPtP or L2TP server/client nor any other single programmer should. RendezvousVPN fits the niche that Rendezvous does not forward over a standard vpn.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
22 November 2004
For a professional-strength enterprise-class secure VPN solution see netfence by www.phion.at (this software is reported to support OS X as a client; the netfence server only runs on Linux/x86!). By the way, a free IPSec client for OS X is IPSecuritas!
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Version 1.1
Cyberfunk2
22 November 2004
Looks like it could be useful it I could actually TRY it.. (crashes after waiting 10 secs or so @ the shareware splash screen). Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001) Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000038 Did someone forget to check array bounds?
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
22 November 2004
This is not easily done in unix! I've spent quite a while scripting a simple custom VPN that would provide really high performance, and that was quite a bit of work. Rendezvous never worked over it though. Rendezvous requires ethernet broadcasting I believe, so its not as easy as it sounds. Kudos on a useful app!
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Version 1.1
1 answer(s)
Zigzag
Zigzag
22 November 2004
PS. Why oh why does it have to be brushed metal?
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
21 November 2004
If anyone has any problems with the trial button or other issues as per interface or connectivity please send me an email to phausler@dig2way.net. I would definitely appretaite the feedback so that I can adequately address any issues.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
21 November 2004
Really terrible software. It looks nice I guess, but don't let that fool you. Anyone with a minimal amount of UNIX experience can do this for free, and in the background without this program running - that IS the entire point of the VPN concept. At any rate, it's software based on open-source technology and they're charging for it. Shame. Didn't even let me hit "Trial" at the opening page, had to wait another 20 seconds when I hit register and wait for that counter to tick down too. Just plain frustrating.
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Version 1.0
3 answer(s)
Philippe Hausler
Philippe Hausler
21 November 2004
As per the comment that this application defats the purpose of a VPN: it was developed for the concept of making sure that the rendezvous services sync from one side of the network to the other in the same instances that they exist on the local side. If your aim is to make a true VPN, please use other software. However this application does let you use services through a tunnel much like a vpn and implements open source encryption algorithms since they are proven to be secure and stable, the same goes for the compression. What a true vpn cannot do is detect weather a service is present or not and pipe the data accordingly, this is RendezvousVPN's niche. With the trial issue, im not quite sure on what is going on there. I would be very grateful for any feedback on how to make this application better or make the trial more indicative of the true potential of RendezvousVPN.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
Anonymous
21 November 2004
That assumes a person has unix knowledge. I get so tired of unix geeks thinking the rest of the world should or has to know what they know to be classified a human being. Unix geeks are not the only people on this earth, and not everyone should have to know unix to make things work. Yes, it obviously helps, but to force everyone to know what they know is like expecting each and everyone to know everything.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
Anonymous
23 November 2004
I'd love to have the exact open-source tools enumerated that would make this possible... I've just spent far too much time looking for something. Under BSD you could use it's firewall to do dup-out and duplicate mdns traffic on your net iface to the vpn iface, but that doesn't work on a Linux server. I tried setting up the Python mDSN reflector, and my Mac seems to not want to see the traffic coming down the VPN pipe. Obviously "the answer is out there", but instead of making such a snide comment about it, why not spill the beans and tell everyone what tools and where to get them? You don't have to hold hands for configuration, but at least be specific enough so we know you're not just blowing smoke.
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Version 1.1
$7.99

2.6

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