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I have got ubuntu 18 installed on a virtual machine. 2 virtual network adapters are connected to machine. 1 is for internet 1 is for share file with another virtual machine

when I connect ubuntu to a vpn server (special client of a private vpn, not open) over 1st network card, file share via samba on 2nd network card becomes unavailable. Each time when i want to share file, first i have to disconnect the vpn connection. So, without disconnection from vpn, would it be possible to share files over 2nd network card?

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You are routing all your traffic via the 1st networkcard / vpn-server when you connect to your vpn.

You have at least two options now.

  1. Modify the vpn-server-config

    Chanage your server-config to not bypass your gateway anymore. In OpenVpn this option should be named

    push "redirect-gateway def1 bypass-dhcp"
    

    Delete or comment that option

  2. Modify your routing table

    Don't change the vpn-server config but write a new routing rule. Lets say your samba network is running at 192.168.10.0/24 and your IP in that smb network is 192.168.10.2 you could write a rule like this

    sudo ip route add 192.168.10.0/24 via 192.168.10.2
    

    and the problem should be fixed.

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