My university offers a remote access VPN to access paywalled journals, which I often want to use. However they require using the Cisco AnyConnect protocol.
This is a bit annoying because it effectively disconnects and reconnects every connection I have and routes it through the university server.
Is it possible to somehow connect to the VPN in a way where I can define that just the browser will go through the VPN, rather than everything? For example some tunneling trick which will allow me to run a proxy server and connect to it from my browser.
(My Linux is Arch Linux on x86_64, if that matters somehow.)