Automatically route VPN traffic (split tunnelling)

When using VPNs to access remote systems I often need to access local network resources as well additional so remote systems do not have internet access. A pretty simple solution is to create a specific routes when the VPN is created. As the most specific route is used only traffic for this network will be forwarded over the VPN tunnel, the rest will use the default route. The if-up and if-down scripts located at /etc/ppp/ are called with when a ppp conection is created or ended. The following arguments: interface-name, tty-device, speed, local-IP-address, remote-IP-address, ipparam are passed to these scripts so we can use these to add/remove specific rules for specify networks.

#/etc/ppp/if-up

#!/bin/evn bash

IFNAME="${1}"
LOCALIP="${4}"
REMOTEIP="${5}"

if [[ "${REMOTEIP}" == "192.0.2.1" ]]; then
  /sbin/route add -host lab_computer.foo -interface "${IFNAME}"
fi
#/etc/ppp/if-down

#!/bin/env bash

IFNAME="${1}"
LOCALIP="${4}"
REMOTEIP="${5}"

if [[ "${REMOTEIP}" == "192.0.2.1" ]]; then
  /sbin/route delete -host lab_computer.foo -interface "${IFNAME}"
fi
By @Shane Maloney in
Tags : #osx, #linux, #networking, #vpn,