sean finney on 24 Jan 2009 12:16:52 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] VPN issues

On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 12:37:10PM -0500, Michael Leone wrote:
> If all my computer can communicate with is the company server, how can
> I use my local printer on my LAN to print? Many (most?) people need to
> utilize resources on their own LAN (such as shared printers), as well
> as the corporate VPN simultaneously. "split-tunnelling", if I recall
> the term correctly,

normally the local LAN isn't affected, as there will typically be some
pre-existing routing rule that should catch that before the more general 
rule for the vpn connection catches it.  however, if that's not the case,
or if you also want to keep general net access through the local connection
and only your company's network through the vpn device, i'm sure it's
possible to hack something together with proper use of route(8).

i haven't used vpnc but there may also be some way client-side to configure
this routing behavior without having to get your hands as dirty either.
that's certainly the case for openvpn at least.


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