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I am using a Raspberry Pi 3 as a WiFi access point, which routes all traffic through the tun0 interface/OpenVPN. However, I'd like to be able to route traffic from a device with the IP 172.24.1.126 on the network through eth0 interface to bypass the VPN. I have tried marking packets, and routing those packets using a table with a rule to route through eth0 as follows:

iptables -A FORWARD -s 172.24.1.126 -j MARK --set-mark 11
ip rule add fwmark 11 table 3
ip route add default via 192.168.0.1 table 3

However, even when ip route get 8.8.8.8 from 172.24.1.126 iif eth0 mark 11 returned that it was being routed through eth0, the public IP of that device was still that of the VPN server.

The following is my kernel routing table:

Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt Iface
0.0.0.0         10.18.10.5      128.0.0.0       UG        0 0          0 tun0
0.0.0.0         192.168.0.1     0.0.0.0         UG        0 0          0 eth0
10.18.10.1      10.18.10.5      255.255.255.255 UGH       0 0          0 tun0
10.18.10.5      0.0.0.0         255.255.255.255 UH        0 0          0 tun0
108.61.228.73   192.168.0.1     255.255.255.255 UGH       0 0          0 eth0
128.0.0.0       10.18.10.5      128.0.0.0       UG        0 0          0 tun0
172.24.1.0      0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0 wlan0
192.168.0.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0 eth0

My iptables rules are:

-A FORWARD -i tun0 -o wlan0 -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
-A FORWARD -i wlan0 -o tun0 -j ACCEPT
-A POSTROUTING -o tun0 -j MASQUERADE

in order to route traffic from wlan0 through the VPN.

Any ideas on how to route traffic from that local IP around the VPN would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Figured it out. Problem was that packets weren't being forwarded back through wlan0 when sent through eth0, so they never reached the device. I needed to configure the same iptables rules above for eth0 as well. What I ended up doing:

sudo ip rule add fwmark 3 table 3
sudo iptables -t mangle -A PREROUTING -s 172.24.1.126 -j MARK --set-mark 3
sudo ip route add default via 192.168.0.1 dev eth0 table 3
sudo iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
sudo iptables -A FORWARD -i eth0 -o wlan0 -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -A FORWARD -i wlan0 -o eth0 -j ACCEPT

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