I use vpn to access servers from home that I'm responsible for that
have ssh blocked. If it weren't for this, I'd rarely use VPN.
Wesley Alan Wright wrote:
> 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
> veiled complaint]).
> 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 ?)