The Virtual Private Networks – VPN service of NTUA offers the ability to the users of the institution to connect through third networks and have access in a secure way to NTUA’s network and services.
The connection takes place with the use of the appropriate software (OpenVPN), which creates a channel of communication τbetween the user’s PC and the NTUA network. The user’s PC acquires an IP address of the NTUA’s network. For as long as the connection is active all the network movement of the user comes through this new channel. The data that are been trafficking are encoded with the use of SSL protocol, making the connection secure.
The use of the VPN service from the users that are connected from remote networks (e.g. visitors in other networks) or from alternative access networks (e.g. ADSL connections) offers the following advantages:
Access to data and services available only through the NTUA network, such as the subscriptions of the Central Library and the e-mail servers of the institution.
Secure access to the services of NTUA and the internet even when the security of the network is not guaranteed.
To connect to this service you need:
A PC with an internet connection
A password for the central catalogue service
The appropriate connection software.
The users of this service must comply with the ‘regulations of appropriate use of e-services NTUA’ that was approved by the senate (15/7/2011).
In the case of a question you may contact the Network Center’s Help-Desk Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 17:00 p.m. Tel: 210 – 772 1861, fax 210 – 772 186 or directly the Network Center building. You can also e-mail the supervisor: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This text is provided from the Network Center of NTUA.