Do you use VPN? So surely you had cases when it was necessary to perform some action after the VPN-connection has been established, for example to run some programs. If you are a system administrator, than from time to time you have to add or to remove routes when VPN-connection is going up or down.
With the new Anseko NetCatcher it has become easy just like never before!
Try Anseko NetCatcher:
- Simple and clear interface;
- Run any commands in network interface(s) up/down event;
- Does not require special knowledge;
- It's free!
Example of use
Let's say you work in your home network and you need to establish VPN-connection to access the corporate network of your company. However, you want to use an access to the internet through your ISP, and use a VPN only to access the corporate network.
Assume that your PC in your ISP has got 10.10.20.5 IP-address, and a corporate network of your company uses 10.50.50.9 and 192.168.112.32 IP-adresses correspondently. Assume also that 184.108.40.206 is your VPN-gateway and 220.127.116.11 is your VPN-connection IP-address.
If you specify "use as default route" in VPN-connections settings window, then access to the Internet will be through the VPN, a corporate network of your company. If you do not enable this option, you can not get to the above addresses of the computers in your corporate network.
So what should you do? With Anseko NetCatcher it could be solved very easily:
- Turn off the option "use as default route" in the settings of VPN-connections
- Choose the name of your VPN-connection in a window NetCatcher "Network Interfaces"
- Write commands
route add 10.10.20.5 mask 255.255.255.255 $IP
route add 10.50.50.9 mask 255.255.255.255 18.104.22.168
in a window NetCatcher "onUP"
- Press "Apply" button
That's it! Now, routes will be added automatically when VPN-connection is established. Instead of IP you can use $IP and $GW - NetCatcher will replace them with actual value.
NetCatcher is a free software application from the Network Monitoring subcategory, part of the Network & Internet category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2011-03-11. The program can be installed on WinVista, WinVista x64, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Win2000, WinOther, Windows2000, Windows2003, WinServer.
NetCatcher (version 1.2.0) has a file size of 182.25 KB and is available for download from our website.
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