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Subject:

Re: On-Campus Internet Access

From:

Jordan Wiens <[log in to unmask]>

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Platform Independent Linux List! <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Wed, 22 Aug 2007 14:35:24 -0400

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These directions are for the VPN client which is only useful on the
wireless, it doesn't help the original poster who is trying to
connect to the wired networks in housing. Too bad dhnet shut down
their forums, I"m sure someone would have posted explanations there.

Join together the instructions from Chris' link that has quick setup
instructions along with the sample config here:

http://www.dhnet.ufl.edu/tutorials/wired/linux/wpa_supplicant.conf

The wpa_supplicant is already buitl into Feisty so you don't need to
install anything if that's what you're running.

Of course, that's a terrible way to do it since it hard-codes the
password into a config file on your hard drive. Drive encryption is
a good thing. I'm not a big fan of the fact that there doesn't
appear to be a better solution.

--
Jordan Wiens, CISSP
UF Network Security Engineer
(352)392-2061


On Aug 22, 2007, at 2:08 PM, P. Oscar Boykin wrote:

> To connect with Ubuntu, I recommend the following:
>
> 1 install the vpnc client and the plugin for network-manager:
> # sudo apt-get install vpnc network-manager-vpnc
> This above should restart network-manager.
>
> 2 Click on the network icon in your "system tray" area (the thing that
> looks like two computer monitors). You should now see an entry for
> "VPN Connections". Go into that menu and click "configure VPN".
>
> 3 The above should open the "VPN Connections" window. Click "Add".
>
> 4 I recommend using "UF VPN" as the Connection Name. For the gateway
> use: vpn.ns.ufl.edu, for the group name use vpn-auth.
>
> 5 On the optional tab click "Override user name" and add your UF email
> address (in my case, [log in to unmask]) and click apply.
>
> 6 Now you can connect to the vpn by clicking the network icon, going
> to VPN connections and clicking "UF VPN". It will ask you for your
> password (your gatorlink password) and the group password.
>
> 7 The group password is a secret which is contained in the
> configuration files you can download from:
> http://net-services.ufl.edu/~ns/cgi-bin/vpn/vpn-clients.cgi
> in the pcf file. The following web page will decrypt the password in
> the pcf file for use with vpnc:
> http://www.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/~massar/bin/cisco-decode
>
> Actually, I just did a search and found this:
>
> http://www.gatorlug.org/node/122
>
> Which basically gives the exact same steps as above, it might also
> be helpful.
>
> Good luck.
>
> On 8/22/07, Dan Stoner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Shelby,
>>
>> I haven't heard of such changes.
>>
>>
>> Generically, to connect to the Internet over the campus standard
>> wireless network, you should still have the option to use:
>>
>> 1. WIPA authentication page before access
>> 2. Campus Cisco VPN Service
>>
>> The first should work with no modifications to Ubuntu. This is
>> straight-up 802.11b with no encryption. See the campus wireless FAQ:
>> http://net-services.ufl.edu/provided_services/wireless/user.html
>>
>>
>>
>> The second option works with software available for download (and a
>> little extra effort to get the kernel headers packages, etc.).
>>
>> http://net-services.ufl.edu/~ns/cgi-bin/vpn/vpn-clients.cgi
>>
>>
>>
>> Where (physically) are you trying to connect? Perhaps you are not
>> actually hitting a campus wireless network Access Point?
>>
>>
>> Dan Stoner
>> Network Administrator
>> Florida Museum of Natural History
>> University of Florida
>>
>>
>> Shelby Powell wrote:
>>> UF has made it nigh impossible for an incompetant Ubuntu user like
>>> myself to connect to the internet. They've upgraded to the "802.1x
>>> Industry-Standard Protocol" and they're requiring connections be
>>> made
>>> with IEEE 802.1x authentication (EAP Type: PEAP).
>>>
>>> How can I set this up on Ubuntu 7.04?
>>>
>>
>
>
> --
> P. Oscar Boykin http://boykin.acis.ufl.edu
> Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
> University of Florida
>

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