Solved RT-AC68U/Merlin: How to bypass VPN Client for local services

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Turgut Kalfaoglu

Regular Contributor
Hi there. my router is running a DNS server (bind).. I would like to route all local traffic thru the VPN client of the router, however, I would like everyone to be able to access the port 53 UDP/TCP of the router, and the reply of the name server to reach the DNS query originators.

Can I somehow do this with iptables or anything else?

Currently, when I enable the VPN client on the router, the DNS queries are not answered.

Many thanks, -turgut

Turgut Kalfaoglu

Regular Contributor
SOLVED: I simply added policy based VPN routing in the GUI, and then added the modem's both internal and external IPs as routed to WAN instead of VPN..

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