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Windows 7: Ensuring All Traffic Goes Over VPN?

12 Jun 2018   #1
iron7

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Ensuring All Traffic Goes Over VPN?

When using a VPN service provider, what is to stop applications from connecting to the internet outside of that VPN connection?

Thanks


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12 Jun 2018   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A firewall can easily do that. Just add an outgoing rule imposing that the destination IP for all protocols/ports/whatever is that of the "VPN" server. This way all connection attempts that go directly to the real server instead will fail.

The rudimentary built-in Windows Firewall is perfectly capable of imposing such restriction.
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16 Jun 2018   #3
iron7

7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
A firewall can easily do that. Just add an outgoing rule imposing that the destination IP for all protocols/ports/whatever is that of the "VPN" server. This way all connection attempts that go directly to the real server instead will fail.

The rudimentary built-in Windows Firewall is perfectly capable of imposing such restriction.
Thanks. When using a VPN service provider, what is to stop applications from connecting to the internet outside of that VPN connection?
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22 Jun 2018   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iron7 View Post
Thanks. When using a VPN service provider, what is to stop applications from connecting to the internet outside of that VPN connection?
Your firewall can do that, when configured to do so. Read my previous post about it.
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01 Jul 2018   #5
iron7

7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Your firewall can do that, when configured to do so. Read my previous post about it.
Please disregard thread title. Not looking for a solution, just info about standard operation, thanks.
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01 Jul 2018   #6
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iron7 View Post
Please disregard thread title. Not looking for a solution, just info about standard operation, thanks.
I don't get the question then. I understand that the question is generic, and so is my previous answer, once again, look at post #2 in this thread. My answer is also quite generic (if not somewhat vague), but it describes the basic idea well enough, so I don't know what else can I add without a more specific question.

What's your doubts exactly? Anything else beyond "how to stop programs from not using a VPN?"?
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02 Jul 2018   #7
iron7

7 64
 
 

let's try:

When using a VPN service provider, can some applications connect to the internet outside of that VPN connection? If so, how?
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