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Remote Access

Ames Laboratory Information Systems supports two means for remotely accessing internal computers and network services. These are:

  1. Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  2. Secure SHell (SSH)

Once connected remotely to Ames Laboratory, Information Systems supports several means to connect with office and lab computers. These are explained in more detail in our FAQ: How do I get remote access to my office/lab computer.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Virtual private network is a technology that creates a network tunnel between your remote computer and the Ames Laboratory network. When you use this tunnel technology, your remote computer will automatically be assigned a unique network address specific to you. Using such a tunnel with a unique address makes it possible to allow remote connections to internal network resources such as the Wiki, central file server, office/lab computers, and instrument computers.

For more information, including setup instructions, please see these FAQs:

Secure SHell (SSH)

SSH stands for Secure SHell and that is exactly what it provides. This remote method access is ideal for situations where a remote interactive logon is needed to a particular machine, and that machine is capable of running an SSH or telnet daemon. Usually this implies a Mac or Linux computer.

For more information, including setup instructions, please see these FAQs: