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pfax6
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Icon 5 posted March 09, 2006 09:08      Profile for pfax6         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
i have to sign on to a VPN to work via Internet Explorer (i telecommute). can the administrators of the VPN see the web pages I visit and keep track of them on all different browsers (i.e., IE, Netscape, Firefox, etc.)?
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magefile
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Icon 1 posted March 09, 2006 09:43      Profile for magefile     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yes, anything that goes over the VPN can (in theory) be seen by the administrators. Leave the porn at home.
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pfax6
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Icon 1 posted March 09, 2006 09:47      Profile for pfax6         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
LOL! thanks SO MUCH, will tell my hubby to NOT use my puter when i'm on the VPN! (and i'll stay out of the porn, too) lol
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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted March 09, 2006 10:57      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If you posted this via the VPN, they can see it too!

All your base are belong to us. [Big Grin]

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Geordie

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Both Windows and Mac OS X's built-in VPN software has the ability to turn off sending all traffic through the VPN.

For Windows: Go to the VPN properties -> networking -> TPC/IP -> properties -> Advanced and turn off use default gateway on remote network.

For Mac (10.4 or later): in the Internet Connect application choose Options from the connect menu and uncheck "Send all Traffic over VPN Connection".

If there are several subnets on the other side of the VPN you may need to define some static routes.

Assuming the subnet on the other side is 10.12.1.0 and the VPN server is 210.115.12.15 then
On Windows
route add 10.12.1.0 mask 255.255.255.0 210.115.12.15 metric 2
On Mac
sudo route add -net 10.12.1 210.115.12.15 255.255.255.0

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