VPN Services

The VPN service in the Physics Department is provided by


The service supports the SSTP protocol and this should be used where possible. The older protocol PPTP is now considered to be relatively insecure so where possible please use SSTP instead. SSTP uses the well known web server protocol HTTPS and it therefore almost certain to be able to get through remote firewalls. VPN over SSTP is built into Windows but addtional software may be required for Linux and macOS.

There are some instructions for using VPN to Physics from different platforms.

The University also runs a campus wide VPN service. This can be used to access some restricted University services. Using this service gives you a university IP address but no access to the internal Physics Network.

Help on the University VPN service is here.The campus system requires you to load additional software on your client but this allows a secure service to be provided on a wider range of clients than the Physics department service.

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