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#1 SuperKid

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 18:14

Hi,

I was wondering if its possible to select what apps to send through a VPN for example just Chrome and Skype?

Matt.


#2 Xoligy

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 18:25

Not really, when you connect to a vpn its normally your whole connection going though it only things i can suggest are a VM or usigng something like TOR for your browser, Skype though i dont really use.

#3 OP SuperKid

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 18:32

Not really, when you connect to a vpn its normally your whole connection going though it only things i can suggest are a VM or usigng something like TOR for your browser, Skype though i dont really use.


Ah right thanks anyway!

#4 tim_s

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 21:53

You can divide traffic if you really want to, it is just a lot of manual work.

For example,

About 2 years ago we moved providers and both use Cisco VPN and the main issue is when connected through Cisco VPN I was unable to reach the gateway to the internet. So I routed the messenger and browser through the local gateway and let the rest use the VPN.

Sorry my above example was using VPNc on Gentoo but I thought Mac had this by default.

When I travel I like to use a video service who drops me when I am outside of the country, I VPN on my Mac Book Pro and I noticed my browser by default was going through the local gateway and thus I had to select the "Send all traffic through this connection" check box.