I have a Mac Pro which is connected to the internet in two ways (using wired ethernet), and I need both for different purposes. Connection 1 is a “normal” connection where I am connected to the internet via a router, and I sit behind a firewall. I need this connection to print. Then I have Connection 2 which is a direct, unfettered connection to the internet (fixed IP, etc.). I need this connection to connect to a VPN server. Is there a way to tell OS X to only use Connection 2 if I want to connect to the VPN server?
PS I know that it would be easier to just change the settings in the firewall which protects Connection 1. Unfortunately, I can't, and this was the only viable solution offered to me. And yes, very soon I will put a dedicated firewall in between the wild internet and my Mac Pro.