May I ask you to help me understand the routing table I have after I initialize a vpn connection and if I understand correctly why I do not have Internet connection after that:
Here are the participants:
- 22.214.171.124 is the remote vpn endpoint
- 10.65.2.1 is the gateway of my network with mask 255.255.255.0
After I establish the vpn connection I have the following routing table:
Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 ppp0 0.0.0.0 10.65.2.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 enp0s31f6 10.65.2.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 enp0s31f6 10.254.251.1 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.255 UH 0 0 0 ppp0 126.96.36.199 10.65.2.1 255.255.255.255 UGH 0 0 0 enp0s31f6 169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 enp0s31f6 172.17.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 docker0
Do I get something wrong:
- the first row tells that everything should go through the ppp0 network interface without using any gateways
- The above overrides the second row which tells to route everything through the default gateway 10.65.2.1 and that is why I do not have access to internet
- the third row says that everything in 10.65.2.0 is local address so gateway not necessary and you can access resources directly
- the 4-th row says (not sure about this one because of the 255.255.255.255 netmask) that everything that goes through ppp0 interface which address is 10.254.251.1 is totally isolated in a single device network or something like this.
- All traffic that goes through ppp0 interface is encrypted and forwarded to 188.8.131.52 which is routed through the 10.65.2.1 gateway and this is the point where the vpn connection goes to the outer world to reach the other vpn endpoint.
And finally why the first row exists in this form, I want only specific IP addresses to be routed through the ppp0 interface not everything?
I am sorry if it seems stupid or I insult someones understanding or the topic with stupid question, I just can not understand it and can not find something in the net that can explain it easily.