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limiting traffic through VPN

limiting traffic through VPN

limiting traffic through VPN

(OP)
Hi,

I was wondering if there was a way of setting up your PC so it only uses the VPN connection for certain traffic.

I.E.

If I connect to the company VPN, it seems all traffic then routes through the company network and if I then use my browser to visit a website or download something they see my IP as the compsny IP and all traffic goes through the company connection.

How do I make it so only my outlook uses the VPN to get to the exchange server, but my browser surfing and other internet traffic use, while connected to the VPN, goes through my own home broadband.

It's very annoying, not just because I have a better home broadband connection than work, but it is also using unneccesary resources from the company server & internet connection, which need to be left free for the member's extranet and other employees.

All help understanding this is appreciated.

Regards,
1DMF

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RE: limiting traffic through VPN

Your Network Administrator COULD make this change, but shouldn't.

In the current configuration, you are never hooked to the raw internet AND to your companies internal network, so no virus/trojan/keylogger/hacker/etc. can get in the company network from your computer.

If s/he lets you connect to the internet at the same time as you are connected to the company, your home network needs all the firewalls that the company uses at their site.

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RE: limiting traffic through VPN

(OP)
Gotcha!

Obvious why it works that way when someone explains it in plain english!

Many thanks.

N.B. I am the Network Administrator winky smile

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RE: limiting traffic through VPN

Jimbo---you'd have more to worry about at work with more nodes on the same subnet, DNS resolved to more than one record, more static NAT entries, etc. than you would at home. A hacker would not really bother with something smaller, really. Mine is setup as robust as my work network, but again I use the same equipment at work as I do at home.:)

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