VPN split-tunneling for Bittorrent/ individual applications

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by spongepipe, Dec 11, 2009.

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  1. spongepipe

    spongepipe Registered Member

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    Please don't shoot me down for asking! I've only just started looking at VPNs and experimenting with using them.

    One thing I'm wondering is, is it possible to use 'split-tunneling' with a VPN connection so that particular applications - say, Bittorrent, for example - use the VPN connection, whilst other traffic (web, email etc.) use the normal gateway?
     
  2. spongepipe

    spongepipe Registered Member

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    Any ideas, people?
     
  3. box750

    box750 Registered Member

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    You could do that easily with a SSH tunnel, but I don't know of any SSH tunnelling provider that will allow bit torrent. Maybe Guardster high end product does, but it costs $20/month, while Cotse is only $6/month.
     
  4. hierophant

    hierophant Registered Member

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    IMHO, don't mess with SSH. You can run your VPN and torrent client in a VM, and use a TrueCrypt disk (file or hidden partition) for storage. If you're really paranoid, you can also run the VM from a TrueCrypt disk. And BTW, putting the VM host on a TrueCrypt disk can be tricky, because some run as services.
     
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