Remote Access

Connecting to Patstat server using SSH or NX client

Below is information about two methods for connecting to the patstat server. The first method uses ssh to connect to a command-line session on the server. The second method provides a graphical user interface to the server.

Method One: Connecting to Patstat server using SSH client

An SSH client provides a command-line connection to the server, suitable for running the mysql command-line client, using the unix shell, etc. Any SSH client can be used, including Secure CRT (available from OIT software download) and the built-in MacOSX ssh client.

Connecting to IAC Windows Computers from off-campus via VPN (Mac client)

This method allows connection from off-campus to an on-campus office computer running Windows.  The method uses technologies called Virtual Private Networking (VPN) and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), which together allow you to connect securely to your computer through the Internet and give you mouse and keyboard control over your computer while showing you everything that's happening on the screen. This method is particularly useful if you need access to your exact work environment and applications from your home computer or other off-campus computer (coffee shop, hotel, etc).

Connecting to IAC Windows Computers from Off-Campus via the VPN (Windows client)

This method allows connection from off-campus to an on-campus office computer running Windows.  The method uses technologies called Virtual Private Networking (VPN) and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), which together allow you to connect securely to your computer through the Internet and give you mouse and keyboard control over your computer while showing you everything that's happening on the screen. This method is particularly useful if you need access to your exact work environment and applications from your home computer or other off-campus computer (coffee shop, hotel, etc).