slac3.gif (1805 bytes)  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)
 

Dialup
The SLAC Dialup Service is scheduled to end 31 March 2008

DSL 
Not a service provided by SLAC. 

  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
Encrypted Session* No* No*   Yes Yes
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.

redball.gif (322 bytes)FAQ for Windows Remote Access (security, how to access SLAC resources).


Owner: Ken Martell