I'm connected to a vendor using a Cisco VPN client that has local LAN access disabled. So when I can connect to my company's website, let's say www.xyz.com, the traffic goes through the vendor's network.
Our website's DNS points to a load balancer, and we have several servers behind it. Connections going through the VPN seem to bypass the load balancer entirely, and go directly to a specific server. This is weird. Usually it's not a problem, but if we take that server out of the load balancer, connections from my machine start dropping.
It seems like the Cisco VPN client is creating a TCP connection with the destination server the first time it connects through DNS, and then subsequent requests go directly through that connection instead of going through the load balancer. Am I correct, and is there anything I can do to get around this?