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Remote Access

Ames Laboratory Information Technology (IT) supports Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Secure Shell (SSH) for remotely accessing internal computers and network services.

Once connected remotely to Ames Laboratory, IT 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)

VPN 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 this FAQs:


Secure Shell (SSH)

Secure Shell, or SSH, is an encrypted network protocol to allow remote login and other network services to operate securely over an unsecured network.

For more information on SSH access, please see this FAQ: