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Can I exclude applications from the VPN using Edidie on Linux?

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I use AirVPN with Eddie on Linux (Ubuntu 21.04). I have certain applications (and even websites if possible) I would like to exclude from the VPN. I have to open and close the AirVPN connection numerous times a day since I need to open a VPN connection to my work where I download updated data. I also have an IRC client running which does not like the changes and cut me off every time I turn the VPN on and off. Other applications like Signal Desktop or Slack seems to handle these changes. Best would of course be if I could add my work VPN (OpenVPN) to the Eddie or in addition to Eddie, but that means two VPN's open at the same time and I do not even know if that is possible. I also have problems with Pandora which won't play when I set up my AirVPN connection to overseas locations (I live and work in the US).

On Android it's easy to exclude apps, but on Linux I have no idea if it's possible and how I would go about setting it up. 

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2 hours ago, cdysthe said:

On Android it's easy to exclude apps, but on Linux I have no idea if it's possible and how I would go about setting it up. 


Android provides an API for VPN connection setup, that's why it's possible without privileges. That API can be given application package names for inclusion or exclusion. OpenVPN on PC on the other hand works entirely on IP level, i.e., inclusion/exclusion is only possible with IPs.
There are possibilities to work around this design on Linux but is currently not supported by any official AirVPN client. You could try an inofficial client like qomui, but that project is stale right now:

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