[SOLVED] Creating simultaneous network connections to a VPN and local area network.
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Creating simultaneous network connections to a VPN and local area network.
I'm working with a Ubuntu 10.04 LTS system with two network interfaces (both Ethernet).
The Idea: I wish to setup this system such that it is simultaneously connected to my local and an OpenVPN network and able direct traffic between the connections depending on what program is sending the traffic.
The problem: Under my current OpenVPN configuration all network traffic is directed to the VPN.
In practice, I would like OpenVPN to operate out of one of my two network interfaces and leave the other interface connected to the local network. Then by default all network traffic should be directed to my local network unless I specify (on a per program bases) that certain traffic should go though the VPN.
These two network connections can (should) stay completely independent of each other and do not need to talk to each other.
Can anyone provide me with instruction/direction on how I can achieve such a setup?
That's the guidance I needed to at least understand where I need to go. I still haven't pieced together my exact plan of attack for this issue but other problems with making my Openvpn connection reliability to deal with first. Once I iron out these other issues, I will come back to setting up the proper routing.