We make our best effort to allow Students, Faculty, and Researches where possible to access SECS technology resources from off campus. There are several technologies we use to make this possible. Our VPN (virtual private network) at remote.secs.oakland.edu allows you to "log in" to our network. SCP (winSCP) allows for file downloads and uploads to the SECS Network Drive, NX and SSH (putty) allow you graphical and command line access to our linux servers.
The following is a helpful list of what is available on and off campus. Services with asterisks mean a SECS VPN connection is required to access them from offsite.
Accessible from off campus
*Secs Network drive (H: drive)
*New General Purpose Linux Servers
**Access to a faculty members PC (Through UTS, and by request only)
Not accessible from off campus
computer lab access
non-faculty PC access
*First connect to remote.secs.oakland.edu
**Must Connect to the University's VPN (not SECS) by request only. Form is available from https://forms.oakland.edu/forms/FormsPROD/
Remote Access Tools
- Used to connect to the SECS network from off campus.
- Can connect to our general purpose Linux servers with a GUI (slower than sshing because of this).
- Connect to a general purpose Linux server with a command line. Method with best performance.