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A [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_network VPN] connection allows you to work directly on the campus, as if you were virtually on campus with your computer. Very handy for remote support and if you far away at a conference or at home sick.
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A [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_network VPN] connection allows you to work directly on the campus network, as if you were virtually on campus with your computer.
  
The IT department has several VPN servers.
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''[[VPN/Old|Click here]] to view the old VPN help page.''
  
* Off campus wired server hostname: '''vpn.sun.ac.za'''
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;Step 1 - Apply for a VPN account
* Off campus [http://www.checkpoint.com Checkpoint] VPN server: '''fw.sun.ac.za'''
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* On campus wireless server hostname: '''wifivpn.sun.ac.za'''
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;Apply for a VPN account
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Phone 021 808 4367 and ask the IT help desk for information about a VPN account.
 
Phone 021 808 4367 and ask the IT help desk for information about a VPN account.
;Install and select Network Manager
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;Step 2 - Download and install the client software
* Step 1 - Install the [apt://network-manager-pptp,network-manager-openvpn,network-manager-openconnect,network-manager-strongswan VPN software].
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Click on one the links below to download the client software. After the download, double-click on the downloaded file to install the software.
* Step 2 - Click on the "networkmanager" icon on the taskbar and select "VPN connections".
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* Step 3 - Select "Configure VPN"
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* Step 4 - Click on the "Add" button.
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http://web.lib.sun.ac.za/vpn/forticlient-sslvpn_4.4.2330-1_amd64.deb
* Step 5 - Select a "pptp" connection.
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;Setup VPN tab
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http://web.lib.sun.ac.za/vpn/forticlient-sslvpn_4.4.2330-1_i386.deb
* Step 1 - For "Gateway" input one of the following IP addresses:<br>
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;Step 3 - Start and configure the client
::'''146.232.64.10''' for off campus wired connections<br>
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From the launcher search for "forticlient". Click on the icon to start the client.
::'''146.232.128.17''' for off campus Checkpoint VPN connections<br>
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::'''146.232.128.138''' for on campus wireless connections
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::'''10.20.30.1''' for the SCN wireless network
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* Step 2 - For "Username" input your campus webmail username.
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* Step 3 - For "Password" input your campus webmail password.
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* Step 4 - For "NT Domain" input the campus domainname: '''STB'''.
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;Click on the "Advanced" button
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* Step 1 - At Authentication:<br>
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::Uncheck '''PAP'''.
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* Step 2 - At Authentication:<br>
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::Check '''CHAP''', '''MSCHAP''' and '''MSCHAPv2'''.
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* Step 3 - At Security and Compression:<br>
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::Check '''Use Point-to-point encryption (MPPE)'''.
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* Step 4 - At Security and Compression:<br>
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::Select '''128-bit''' (most secure).
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* Step 5 - At Security and Compression:<br>
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::Check '''Allow stateful encryption'''.
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* Step 6 - At Echo:<br>
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::Check '''Allow PPP echo packets'''.
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* Step 7 - Leave all else blank.
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* Step 8 - At IPv4 Settings Tab:<br>
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::Choose method '''Automatic (VPN)'''.
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Hit OK, OK to save and reboot to be safe if it does not work.
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;Notes for Kubuntu
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[[File:Fc-vpn-sc.png]]
  
In Kubuntu, you should be able to add the VPN through KNetworkManager. However, PPTP support is not yet available through the KNetworkManager (on 23/9/2009). It is apparently possible to set the VPN up with KVpnc, however.
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Below are the connection parameters.
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*host = 146.232.65.1 '''OR''' fwvpn.sun.ac.za
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*port = 443
  
;Notes for Microsoft Windows
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[[File:Fc-vpn.png|border]]
* http://www.checkpoint.com/downloads/quicklinks/downloads_sr.html
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* http://web.lib.sun.ac.za/windows/vpn
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After inputting your connection parameters, click on "Connect".
 
;References
 
;References
* http://www.ubunturoot.com/2010/03/ubuntu-1004-gets-vpn-support-by-default.html
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*https://hadler.me/linux/forticlient-sslvpn-deb-packages/
* http://eubolist.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/howto-pptp-vpn-server-with-ubuntu-10-04-lucid-lynx
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*http://kb.arubacloud.com/en/computing/recovery-console/installing-and-connecting-forticlient-ssl-vpn-in-linux.aspx
* https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VPNClient
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*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vpn
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point-to-point_tunneling_protocol
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* http://www.darkfib3r.net/?p=1
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[[Category:Office]]
 
[[Category:Office]]

Latest revision as of 10:59, 27 November 2016

A VPN connection allows you to work directly on the campus network, as if you were virtually on campus with your computer.

Click here to view the old VPN help page.

Step 1 - Apply for a VPN account

Phone 021 808 4367 and ask the IT help desk for information about a VPN account.

Step 2 - Download and install the client software

Click on one the links below to download the client software. After the download, double-click on the downloaded file to install the software.

64bit
http://web.lib.sun.ac.za/vpn/forticlient-sslvpn_4.4.2330-1_amd64.deb
32bit
http://web.lib.sun.ac.za/vpn/forticlient-sslvpn_4.4.2330-1_i386.deb
Step 3 - Start and configure the client

From the launcher search for "forticlient". Click on the icon to start the client.

Fc-vpn-sc.png

Below are the connection parameters.

  • host = 146.232.65.1 OR fwvpn.sun.ac.za
  • port = 443

Fc-vpn.png

After inputting your connection parameters, click on "Connect".

References