The Most Awesome VPN Tip: How To Make Windows Automatically Use Your Local WiFi/LAN Connection Directly For Requests That Don't Need To Go Through VPN
This tip can also be filed in the "post with the longest title that kind of makes sense but needs more explanation" category.
If you use a VPN (Virtual Private Network), this tip is for you.
- you connect to a VPN to get access to your work/whatever network
- your connection is fast but the VPN connection is balls slow
- you try to stream a bit of online radio, go to a website, watch a video, or do anything, which is automatically routed through the VPN connection but everything TAKES AGES because the VPN connection is the limiting factor
- so not only are you frustrated by hiccupping radio, stuttering video, and a never disappearing progress bar but you're
So the other day I was setting up public key authentication for one of my users, which is usually very straightforward: generate a private/public key pair, stick the private key into user's .ssh dir, set dir permissions to 0700, private key permissions to 0600, stick the public key into the authorized_keys file on the server, and the job's done. However, this time, no matter what I was doing, the public key was being rejected or ignored and the system was moving on to the keyboard-interactive authentication.
Debugging on the client side with -v didn't help much: