networking question v. VPN

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  1. Euclid

    Euclid New Member

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    I understand that a VPN connection works below the application layer, but I was wondering if there was some way that I could share a connection between VPN-secure communications (like the work I do) and non-secure communications (like goofing off) so that the goofing off isn't routed through the company's VPN.

    Is there any way to do this? How about with fast user switching?
     
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    One way that comes to mind would be virtualization. Actually it would be nice to have a sanitary virtual work machine running within my personal machine.

    Any others?
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    I'd imagine that you could accomplish something similar with a QoS / filter set on a well-equipped router, but that's kinda a shot in the dark :dunno:
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    I know in Windows you have a "Metric" per interface. So like you could set your wireless or wired to 1 or 2, then have the virtual VPN adapter set to 3, so that only traffic that can't be resolved on 1&2 gets piped to 3 (Outlook for example, or other apps). I don't know if you can do something like that on OSX though. Actually, I'm pretty sure you can, there just might not be a GUI attached for it.
     
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    This is an interesting question. Might find a better answer in 'Computers and Programming'.
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    :cool: that's the shit. I figure some sort of softrouter (maybe a crazy set of rules for ipfw) could do the same but I'm betting it's DIY on OS X.
     

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