On Nov 28, 2004, at 8:05 PM, Thomas McLeod wrote:
> Isn't Kor talking about accessing the local LAN at home? I think so.
I stand corrected. And with the VPN client active and while sitting in
my kitchen, sure enough, I can't print to my shared printer upstairs
nor mount the disk of the iMac it's attached to.
I never would have guessed. Why?
On Nov 28, 2004, at 9:42 PM, Kor Kiley wrote:
> It's extremely annoying.
> I've been silently bearing it for some time but I wish it were
> And by the way. I can't send out my UVM IMAP mail unless vpn is
Well, I never noticed because I rarely need the VPN at home, since my
mail application -- configured as Mike describes -- works just fine at
home without the VPN.
SO my question is, is this why your burden has been so great -- you
need the VPN to send mail? If so, then once you reconfigure your mail
app, you may not need the VPN more often than I -- which is not too
often (and my laptop is almost always on, at home or on campus).
On Nov 29, 2004, at 12:08 AM, Kelvin Chu wrote:
> I second Steve's motion. Having VPN access to UVM is nice, but the
> one-size-fits-all-and-its-the-size-WE-pick solution to VPNing into UVM
> makes life unnecessarily complicated and downright painful.
I haven't found it a burden at all. Again, I rarely use it: only when
in a CATSPaws zone without a cable or jack (why accept 11Mbs when I can
get 100) or working at home and need to access http://weasel.uvm.edu/
(because no one ever responded to my firewall waiver request [thinly
It takes 3 mouse clicks on campus and four mouse clicks at home, plus
as many keystrokes as there are characters in my one-size-fits-all
password, to make the Cisco VPN client (4.02, Mac OSX 10.3.6) go. I
wish calling my mother was so uncomplicated.
While it may seem so at times, no one I work with at CIT makes
decisions based on how many people we can annoy. There is a lot we need
to juggle: technical requirements, ease of use, ease of administration
(forgive us if we sometimes try to make our own work easier), cries of
"can't you do something about..!" and a constant refrain from
management regarding how little money there is to spend on people or
Maybe it would help if Lynne could reiterate why we chose Cisco, why we
chose VPN, and maybe even answer Steve's questions (Does the VPN
effectively help users ? Does the VPN help build out the wireless
network and wireless applications ?)