How to Force Deluge through VPN in Mac OS

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How to Force Deluge through VPN in Mac OS

Postby Eramono » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:30 pm

Hello to everyone!
I had searched everywhere but I could not find an answer to
How to force Deluge to use VPN in Mac OS.

Could somebody help me to accomplish that?

Thanks in Advance



Re: How to Force Deluge through VPN in Mac OS

Postby SlappyHead » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:31 pm

Either you get your VPN through a running service or must set it up manually.

I suggest you follow the manual instructions for doing a VPN for Mac.

Go to System Preferences, then select Network. If you already have a VPN set you will see it here. If not follow the VPN instructions or the Mac VPN instructions. (I am just trying to answer your question.)

Unlock the lock at the bottom left of the Network window. Find the name of your VPN here. Click on "Advanced." Here you will find a "Sessions" window. In the Session window you will need to tick the "Send all traffic over the VPN connection."

Once that is done, save, and apply. Exit network settings. The next time you start the VPN everything should be going through the VPN.



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Re: How to Force Deluge through VPN in Mac OS

Postby willieaames » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:07 am

Thanks for that :) Ill try to see if his solution worked for me or i need other best VPN app for MacOS in 2019 (
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Re: How to Force Deluge through VPN in Mac OS

Postby mhertz » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:01 am

Yes if starting the VPN and then deluge, then deluge uses the VPN, but if it disconnects, then your regular connection is used.

In deluge there are two methods to combat this.

Either set deluge to bind to the local IP address of the VPN, e.g. done from a script instead of manually, or alternatively use ifacewatch plugin, which lets you bind deluge to an interface, like e.g. tun0 etc.

These solutions are more like kill-switch scenarious though, to further enhance the protection of the VPN, as just simply running deluge over a VPN doesn't take anymore than starting the VPN followed by deluge.

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