How can I route outgoing traffic through a PPTP VPN connection on a VPS without losing SSH access?

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http://serverfault.com – I'm using a virtual Ubuntu Server (on Amazon EC2) and I want to connect to a PPTP VPN server to route outgoing traffic through this connection. To do this, I specify the following two options: defaultroute replacedefaultroute This works - but the moment the tunnel to route the traffic is established, my SSH connection to the server is broken and I can't reconnect. This makes sense, but is nevertheless a real problem. Any ideas for a workaround? How can I route outgoing traffic through the VPN connection and still be able to SSH into the machine? (HowTos)