SLAC Remote Access Options
- a quick comparison guide-
See Introduction to Remote Access Services for more information
Last Update: 29 January 2008
|IP Connectivity||Methods to Access
the SLAC Internal Network
(you may use this after you have established IP Connectivity)
|Citrix/Windows Terminal Server farm||VPN/PPTP|
|Maximum Speed||56kb||up to 6.0Mbps downstream / up to 768Kbps upstream. Check with your Service Provider.||ISP speed||ISP speed|
|Within SLAC Firewall||No||Only if used with the Citrix/Windows Terminal Server farm or VPN/PPTP||Yes||Yes, with limitations|
|Clients Available||Check with your Service Provider.||Check with your Service Provider.||WXP, W2K, NT, Win9x, Mac, UNIX/Linux||WXP, W2K, NT, Win98, Mac|
|Available Now||Check with your Service Provider.||Check with your Service Provider.||Yes||Yes|
|Cost||Check with your Service Provider.||Check with your Service Provider.||n/a||n/a|
|Comments||The SLAC Dialup Service is scheduled to end 31 March 2008||As of 30 July 2007 SLAC no longer pays for Residential High Speed Internet Service for individuals.||Recommended method for remote access to SLAC Windows resources. Provides secure tunnel to SLAC from public ISP. Works even over low bandwidth (e.g., dialup)||Provides secure tunnel to SLAC from public ISP. The recommended method for remote access to SLAC Windows resources is to connect via the Citrix/Windows Terminal Server farm rather than via VPN/PPTP.|
*SSH software configured for particular applications should be used where the remote access is not encrypted.
FAQ for Windows Remote Access (security, how to access SLAC resources).