I would like to use my favourite torrent client, Transmission, over a VPN service but at the same time I do not want to direct any other traffic therethrough. That is, I want to use my VPN service only for torrenting with the Transmission client.
I intend to use NordVPN service and I am coming across 2 problems:
- NordVPN offers IKEv2 and OpenVPN protocols on Mac and I'm not sure whether and how I can connect to this VPN so that NOT all traffic is directed therethrough. As for the IKEv2 settings in Mac's Network Preferences, there is no "Send all traffic over VPN connection" option to keep unchecked, like it is for L2TP VPN protocol on Mac. As for the OpenVPN protocol, I'm not sure if this is possible with Tunnelblick for example or other client.
- Let's say I solve the first problem and I'm connected to the VPN service without sending all the traffic therethrough. How can I now make Transmission to use that specific network interface whereon I'm connected to the VPN?
I searched Google and I have found some procedures/methods but I am none the wiser thereon. E.g.:
Transmission Interface Binder - this one seems outdated
docker-transmission-openvpn - could be working but I am totally lost hereon.
For Ubuntu, but perhaps could be employed on Mac too but I have no idea on what they talk about there
I should appreciate some advice from the more experienced or knowledgeable hereabout.