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VPN disconnect/reconnect

Post by sickmetal » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:58 pm

I saw a previous post about a request to have qBit auto check if the VPN connection is alive and if not, pause all downloads until it becomes alive again. Someone suggested using VPNCheck but I wanted to find out if this is the only solution or if qBit will offer this feature natively?

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Re: VPN disconnect/reconnect

Post by akem » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:35 pm


Are you using Windows, Linux or Mac and what VPN?
Normaly in qBittorrents' Options>Advanced, you can select the network interface there and the optional IP to bind to,
so i usually choose my VPN interface(could be Tun0 or TapX etc) and the associated IPv4 IP for it to work,
and if the VPN goes down, it stays on this interface but switch to any IPs,
but actually it blocks connections, download/upload in that case AFAIK.

Are you sure qBittorrent remains online when your VPN goes down?

If you fear it would still be able to connect but without the VPN, i know the NordVPN app has a kill switch iirc that blocks
all traffic if the VPN is not connected.
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