Linux support in schools & universities

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at
Sun Sep 20 09:41:10 BST 2009

Perhaps a (messy) way around this would be to run Windows in a virtual
machine and run the VPN client in there. Then use that VM as a
proxy/gateway for the host machine.

2009/9/17 Daniel Sobey <dns_server at>:
> citrix does not have one vpn,citrix has many vpn's all quite different
> from one to another. There are a whole lot of "ssl vpn"'s that are
> windows only.
> I have to use windows to vpn into linux boxes because of this.
> On Thu, 2009-09-17 at 19:58 +1000, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
>> It depends on the type of VPN. OpenVPN, PPTP and Cisco VPNs are quite
>> trivial to connect to, and IPSec should work too.
>> There are some weird ones though. Citrix has a VPN device that
>> requires a Windows client to connect to, despite the device being
>> based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
>> 2009/9/16 Timmy <mullins.tim at>:
>> > Which UNI's do you guys go to? I'm a IT student and have yet to bother
>> > to bring my linux laptop to school. I did task my teacher today if it
>> > will work and he just told me to check their website and said i have
>> > to install VPN software... But I think Ubuntu comes with that built in
>> > so I hope I just need to put the settings in. I'm going to Victoria
>> > University.
>> >
>> > On 15 Sep, 19:10, Barry Williams <bazzaw... at> wrote:
>> >> Just a quick update
>> >> I replied to the IT staff that gave me the ip address the method I
>> >> used to get it working and he said he would put it in their (I imagine
>> >> internal) wiki. So hopefully they will be more helpful in the future.
>> >> Regards
>> >> Barry

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