Connecting to VPN in Linux

Two Step Authentication is required. Please visit the Two Step Login page for more information.
Duo - https://www.mtu.edu/it/security/two-step/

Installation Instructions

  1. Log in to the Michigan Tech VPN page with your Michigan Tech acount name and password.
    Michigan Tech VPN log in screen
  2. Select Standalone VPN Client.
    Note: This only works if your browser sets the User-Agent HTTP header to a string F5 expects. You can also manually download the client at https://vpn.mtu.edu/public/share/BigIP_Edge_Clients/linux_sslvpn.tgz .
    standalone VPN client
  3. Enter the following commands at a terminal:
    mkdir linux_sslvpn
    tar -xf linux_sslvpn.tgz --directory linux_sslvpn
    bash linux_sslvpn/Install.sh

    Note: You must have root privileges for the bash command. This can be accomplished using sudo or su. 
    terminal window mkdir
    terminal window tar
    terminal window - bash

Usage Instructions 

The VPN does not disconnect automatically upon logging out. If more than one person uses your machine, it is highly recommended that you disconnect when you are done using the VPN. Others who log in after you will be able to use your VPN connection if you fail to disconnect from the VPN.

Starting the VPN

Enter the following command at a terminal:

f5fpc --start --host https://vpn.mtu.edu --user YOUR_ACCOUNTNAME -x
terminal window - start vpn
terminal window - start vpn 2

Stopping the VPN

Enter the following command at a terminal:

f5fpc --stop
terminal window - stop VPN

Checking the Status of the VPN

Enter the following command at a terminal:

f5fpc –info
terminal window - check status of VPN

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Article ID: 51485
Created
Wed 4/4/18 9:26 AM
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Mon 11/23/20 10:02 AM

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