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. To access your files on your home directory (U: Drive) you can follow this procedure.
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 the library has a proxy website, which can be used from anywhere on the Internet after logging in with your RU-password.
Examples of installation and configuration of the VPN:
- Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista (dutch only, in preparation), Windows 7
- MacOS X
Note: users of F-secure need to change the Firewall configuration to lift blocking of GRE.