How to block ALL non-VPN traffic? [OS 10.9]

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by cb911, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    I just signed up with a VPN provider, never used a VPN in this capacity before so I'm just trying to find my way around...

    What I'm trying to work out right now is how I can block all non-VPN traffic so that nothing can slip past if the computer reboots or the VPN server drops out etc. I've seen that there are a couple of apps designed to do just that for Windows, but I haven't found anything for OS X?

    Searching turned up a couple of OS X VPN clients (Viscosity & Tunnelblick) but I'm still confused about whether or not they can actually do what I want.

    Does anyone here know of a solution to this?

    Maybe I will just need to buy a VPN capable router and go that way? Lock it down so the router will only connect to the VPN?

    Cheers for any info. :cool:
  2. Griggi macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2012
    Wouldn't it be sufficient to create static routes on your OS X machine that point only into the VPN tunnel?
  3. unplugme71 macrumors 68030

    May 20, 2011
    A VPN appliance can do what your Mac can do already without adding extra cost.

    Whether you get a VPN appliance or use your Mac, to forward data through the VPN, you'll need to create static routes for different types of traffic (ie port 80). So why waste money?

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