Astronomy department users can use the campus VPN to access on-campus resources from remote locations. The advantages of using VPN are that users could print to departmental printers, samba mount their home directory, or directly access various hosts without ssh'ing through the bastion server.
In order to use the VPN, you must first be a member of the Astronomy
VPN group. Send an email to
Once you have received confirmation that you have been placed in the Astronomy VPN group, you will need to install the VPN software on your local computer. You can download it from the network-services web-page at http://vpn.ufl.edu.
There are full instructions for setting up the VPN client at the
network-services web-site. However, when you connect to the VPN you
will need to append
Once you have authenticated to the Astronomy VPN group you can then
access all departmental resources as if you were on campus. For
example, you could "samba" mount your home directory from woodstock.
Under Windows you would right click on my computer, select
If you have any comments or questions about using the Astronomy VPN Group in conjunction with the VPN service, please send a note to admin.
In order to login from remote, you must first download and install the UF VPN
client from http://vpn.ufl.edu.
you have activated the VPN client, you can then use the SSH client of your
choice to login to
If you have troubles with the UF VPN client, you should contact the UF Computing Help Desk at (352) 392-HELP for help.