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VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection

  • C&CZ manages a VPN server, which makes it possible for all users to gain secure access to the network with their username/password. The computer at home (or anywhere on the Internet) becomes a part of the campus network. In this way users can get access to services that are normally only accessible from computers on campus.

The most common of such services are connecting to disk shares or special servers. For the use of X-win32, it is not necessary to use VPN, because one can use the "ip smart" setting of X-win32. For the use of the University library one does not need VPN, because since February 2006 the library has a proxy website, which can be used from anywhere on the Internet after logging in with your RU-password (for employees) or KISS-password (for students).

Examples of installation and configuration of the VPN for Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista (dutch only, in preparation) and Linux are available.
Note: users of F-secure need to add an extra Firewall rule to lift the blocking of GRE.

  • To use this VPN server you will need an account with password for the Faculty of Science. Visit DIY (Do It Yourself).