Want to prevent certain applications from using VPN

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brdsgn
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Want to prevent certain applications from using VPN

Post by brdsgn » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:20 pm

Steam does not allow the use of a VPN, so I'm interested in having the VPN tunnel around Steam and certain games. How can I go about making sure Steam does not utilize my VPN? I also want to do this for BitTorrent because it severely impacts my downloading speeds.

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Re: Want to prevent certain applications from using VPN

Post by Skaperen » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:52 am

identifying what the application is for packets as they are being sent through the tunnel is very very hard to do. if it is a specific port number (TCP or UDP) then it might be easier and you could just discard those packets in the filtering rules.

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