Split Tunneling Using OpenVPN

While working with a client, we needed to be connected with VPN all the time, it is when we noticed there was always a delay in response when browsing the internet on my system because all the traffic was going through a VPN tunnel to the VPN server located in the far region and this was the case for every employee working for that client. So, what is the solution for this if you are a cost-conscious company? You want minimal use of resources and improve overall network performance. You do split-tunneling, which we will be discussing in this blog, and how you can achieve it.

What is Split tunneling?

Split Tunneling is a powerful feature in OpenVPN that allows clients to decide which traffic should be sent through the VPN tunnel and which traffic should be sent directly to the Internet. This means that the client can choose to route only specific traffic through the VPN, such as traffic destined for a corporate network, while allowing other traffic to bypass the VPN. This can be useful for increasing the speed and reliability of internet access for certain types of traffic, and for conserving bandwidth on the VPN server.

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