dboyd13
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Domain-Specific VPN Router

Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:32 am

Hi All,

I've recently released code and instructions on GitHub on how to build a Domain-Specific VPN router based on a Raspberry Pi.

This solution allows for a plug-n-play appliance that you install between your provider modem and your router that allows for multiple outbound VPN connections (PPTP only for now), for each VPN connection you can specify a wildcard domain to route down it. This way "normal" internet connectivity remains on your native connection, but domains you specify as "interesting" route down the VPN connection you specify.

Hope this is of use to someone.

https://github.com/dboyd13/DSVR.git

Regards,
Darran

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Re: Domain-Specific VPN Router

Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:32 am

Wow this is pretty neat, your post doesn't do it justice :)

You could do all manner of things with this, basically it's an advanced selective tunneling system.

Do you have some real-world implementations in mind?

Also, from looking at the project, I think it could also be extended or enhanced to include port-based traffic?

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dboyd13
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Re: Domain-Specific VPN Router

Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:14 am

Thanks for your response Dave, no plans for port based at this time - pls do put in a feature request via github if you'd like to see if it gets picked up.

In terms of real-world implementation... there are a few I could think off in terms of -

Entertainment - access geo-locked services from multiple locations worldwide
Performance - only route what you want down the VPN(s), hence other traffic is native. Could be useful in countries/nations that censor certain sites.

Keen to here of any other good use cases...

dboyd13
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Re: Domain-Specific VPN Router

Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:53 am

I've created a blog post for this to go into some additional detail - http://darranboyd.wordpress.com/2013/07 ... tion-dsvr/

Cheers.

hoerz
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Re: Domain-Specific VPN Router

Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:34 am

this is a-ma-zing.
works perfectly also with my vpn provider.

thanks dude! thumbs up!!!

DH: Mod edit to remove profanity.

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Re: Domain-Specific VPN Router

Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:53 am

Hoerz - glad it worked out for you. Please do participate in the github repo for this for issues, enhancements, wiki contributions etc. Cheers.

https://github.com/dboyd13/DSVR

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