PIA VPN app in a VM

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by JohnWick, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. JohnWick macrumors member

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    Has anyone or does anyone know if it's feasible / not flawed to:

    Run a VM in Windows 7, in that VM run the PIA windows app and whichever torrent software to get the latest Linux ISO's.

    The purpose would be dual:

    1. I hear there's an option to have a kill-switch with the PIA software so everything stops if the VPN disconnects (which would only affect things running on the VM)

    2. I could keep playing vidya using my local connection, while any Linux ISO's go via the slower VPN connection.

    Any flaws to doing that, things to be aware of?
    I realize the non-VPN connection would be vulnerable to all the usual suspects and future meta data etc.
     
  2. kernowRE macrumors newbie

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    yep perfectly possible its how i have mine set up. The PIA kill switch is not very reliable in Win7 (i used firewall rules instead) and my Win7 VM became a real resource hog so I switched to a linux mint VM and the PIA app is rock solid and the kill switch works (better than the windows version, even though its still technically a beta i believe)
     

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