I saw this thread to check if we're connected to a VPN: How can I tell if OS X is connected to a VPN network from the command line?

The accepted answer uses scutil --nc list. Unfortunately this commands shows me, on macOS Mojave 10.14.3:

$ scutil --nc list
Available network connection services in the current set (*=enabled):

Another user also has the same output on his blog.

Are there any other ways to list all the VPNs configured under System Preferences?

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    What type of VPN service is it (i.e. L2TP over IPSec, Cisco IPSec, IKEv2, or something else)? Commented Mar 30, 2019 at 23:52
  • @GordonDavisson I'm really not that knowledgeable about VPNs. I'm talking about the ones listed here imgur.com/a/eh2jK3U, in System Preferences -> Network
    – jeanpaul62
    Commented Mar 31, 2019 at 16:52
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    For me, scutil --nc list does not list ipsec connections on macOS 12.5 (21G72) Monterey.
    – fiedl
    Commented Aug 6, 2022 at 8:56


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