Private Relay

EdwinG

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I have been using it since the original betas.

It works pretty well on iOS and iPadOS, but it’s been hit and miss on wired Ethernet on macOS.
 

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Any idea or info from Apple, when this 'Private Relay' will be out of Beta?
Not actually tried it yet. But, in short, it is a 'sort of' VPN, no?
 

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[FONT=&quot]Any idea or info from Apple, when this 'Private Relay' will be out of Beta?

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Apple rarely announces things like this, and they haven't in this case, either.


But, in short, it is a 'sort of' VPN, no?

Sure, but only for Safari. A true VPN will hide network activity, DNS lookups, etc., as well asyour IP address for all apps that use net services.
 

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Please keep us informed if anything comes up that causes problems. I’m in favour of moves to “baffle the enemy” !
 

EdwinG

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I had to block it at home and at work, because it was sending internal traffic over the Internet, which is a huge no-no to me. While I’m on a foreign network, like public WiFi or my mobile carrier, I prefer to route over Private Relay :)

It literally bypasses the malware blocker I have set up.
 

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Good point! I wouldn't want to use it at home, and possibly at work; I am more interested in using it when I'm out and about in the wild! :D
 

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Good point! I wouldn't want to use it at home, and possibly at work; I am more interested in using it when I'm out and about in the wild! :D

For work purposes, the company’s network or system administrators will disable it network-wide if they deem it necessary :)
 

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