2 Fermilab Virtual Private Networks (VPN) VPN = Virtual Private Network:encrypted tunnel over a public network (Internet) to connect remote users to an enterprise network (FNAL)A VPN tunnel:allows a user to have the functionality of a direct dialup connectionprovides the convenience & higher bandwidth from using a local ISP for connectivity
3 Why Do I need a VPN account ? Provides encrypted tunnel into Fermilab.Traffic across the internet more secureProvides your home system with local Fermilab IP address ( x.x).Can access services or systems restricted to Fermilab only servers.Bypass border blocks for NetBIOS, web servers, rpc, and remote printing.
4 How do I register for a VPN account ? AtProvide Fermilab ID & select Group AffiliationWill receive with info on downloading VPN client and profileOnly the Cisco VPN client is supported.Security policies pushed to client from VPN server.Call Helpdesk to activate VPN accountWait 2 hours before contacting Helpdesk.Helpdesk: (630) ; M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm
6 What OSs are VPN supported ? Tested & supported:Microsoft Windows 9.x, SE, ME, XP, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP.Linux (Intel) andMac OS 10.0 (Mac OS X), 10.1, 10.2 (Jaguar)Solaris 2.6 (UltraSparc 32 & 64-bit)
7 VPN Profile Contains pre-shared key used for stage 1 authentication Stage 2 authentication is personal username & passwordProfile also includes VPN policies pushed to client system:split tunneling, session limit, no browser-saved passwordMust be updated annually:When new VPN Profile are required, downloading instructions are sent out to users via .