On 01/27/2017 02:36 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> I have a subscription to a commercial VPN provider and would like to
> configure certain applications to always use VPN connections as far as
> the provider while everything else goes through as normal. Note that
> this needs to work for arbitrary remote sites so the VPN is basically
> acting as a proxy rather than me controlling both ends of the
> connection, so e.g. an SSH tunnel won't do it.
> I looked into this a while ago and there are several suggestions on the
> Web as to how to do this on Linux, but those I tried didn't work for
> me. At least one idea seemed to involve setting up an alternate network
> name space with its own routing, but it's been a while and I'm afraid I
> didn't take note of the details.
Stéphane Graber of Ubuntu's LXC/D container world has done several
things with VPN from passing the vpn to a container where the container
sees it as just another eth device, to managing his sundry VPN
connections via namespacing.
The code is available at: git clone
. Then it’s as simple as:
./start-vpn VPN-NAME CONFIG
The approach is discussed at https://www.stgraber.org/category/lxc/
Search for VPN in containers for the specific section.
Thanks. The versions I'd seen before didn't involve containers but I'll
take a look.