VPNs and multiple users under Mac OS X
June 20, 2013 7:24 AM Subscribe
Is it possible for a VPN to affect only the traffic of one logged in user under Mac OS X?
posted by modernnomad to computers & internet (11 answers total)
Mac OS X Mountain Lion, privateinternetaccess VPN through Viscosity.
When one user activates a VPN, then that appears to send all internet traffic from the entire computer (ie ALL other logged in users) through the VPN, even if the other users have not actually activated the VPN themselves. The only way to prevent this appears to be to abandon fast user switching and have the VPN user shut off the VPN manually or completely log out before the next user begins.
Ideally I would like the VPN to remain on for one user, even if that user is not currently the "active" user, but have the other users' data not go through the VPN. Thoughts?