We’re pleased to announce an enhancement to the UTORvpn service known as ‘dynamic split tunnelling’ (DST). This feature will improve the performance of video and other high-bandwidth applications that are run while using the VPN by selectively bypassing the tunnel for select applications. The list of applications includes Google’s Youtube, Microsoft’s Teams and Netflix. (Full list below.) DST is now the default user experience.
This feature is available in addition to the full tunnelling of traffic between the user device and the UTORvpn service which is currently in use. This is particularly important for international community members who may be required to take a small easy step during logon if they use the VPN to access these video services.
How it Works
When logging in via the AnyConnect VPN client, users will be presented with an additional ‘Group’ selector
The two options are:
· UofT Default – which implements the dynamic split tunnelling feature.
· UofT Full – which provides the full tunnelling of network traffic from the user’s device.
UofT Default will be automatically selected by default. Users will only be required to take action if they choose to use the full tunnel. Once a user makes a selection, that selection is ‘remembered’ on subsequent use.
This naming convention also future proofs potential additional groups.
A new dialogue box will also appear beneath the username and password prompt with brief explanation text.
List of Services Excluded from VPN Tunnel Network Traffic
Microsoft Teams, Skype, SFB
Amazon Prime Video