2 NICs, one w/ VPN the other w/ normal web traffic?
Posted on 2006-05-09
So I'm a developer. Our db is only accessible locally through our VPN. In order to develop my apps on a local machine I must be connected to the VPN. However, this also re-routes ALL of my internet traffic through our VPN and out through our data center where we pay pro-rated bandwidth. This adds quite a bit of load time to every web request I make, and costs us for the bandwidth usage. Our data center is located half-way across the country.
What I'm wondering is if I am able to bind the VPN to one NIC, and my normal Internet connection to another NIC? I have a laptop with wireless - that I would like to send my normal web traffic through, and then use my LAN port (a different NIC) to be dedicated to the VPN connection? Is this possible?
Would I need to setup a local proxy or possibly modify the routing tables somehow? Changing the settings of our company VPN is unfortunately not an option.
Any ideas on this?