I'm in a lab with extremely prohibitive networking policy. All traffic outwards must be through a http proxy.
Also I there's a vpn set up to our firm. I have to use the vpn for nearly all communication (email) and also other tools like to download packages for maven.
Unfortunately for most my work I need to be connected to local databases.
At the moment I have to wrap up my local work and save all before I connect to the vpn for any task as little it may be.
So my question is - is there a way how I could use the vpn to do my stuff quickly without interruting the local network applications?
(at the time I'm using a Windows XP machine, vpn is connected through Cisco AnyConnect, I can install applications as admin)