Downloads and Guides: Advanced Instructions for IPsec Native VPN for Snow Leopard

Event logs are available via syslog or via a standard application called Console. 

Syslog Access

  1. The standard locations for the log files are /var/log/ppp.log, and /var/log/system.log.
    1. The process tags that are interesting are:
      • configd
      • pppd
      • raccoon
  2. Pull up a Terminal window in Applications > Utilities > Terminal and grep for the interesting tags.
  3. Scroll through the messages looking for errors.

Console Access

  1. Click the Finder icon located in the menu bar in the lower left corner.
  2. Navigate to the Console Application: Applications > Utilities > Console.
  3. Scroll through the messages looking for errors.