Connecting to VPN (Linux)

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A note about installation

The following instructions only work if your browser sets the User-Agent HTTP header to a string that F5 expects. You can also manually download the client at this link.

How to install

  1. Log in to the Michigan Tech VPN page with your Michigan Tech account name and password.
  2. Under Applications and Links, select 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. 
  4. When asked to install the components and client, enter yes.

How to use

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 a connection

In a terminal, enter the following command:
f5fpc --start --host https://vpn.mtu.edu --user YOUR_ACCOUNTNAME -x

Ending a connection

Enter the following command:
f5fpc --stop

Checking VPN status

Enter the following command:
f5fpc –info

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Article ID: 51485
Created
Wed 4/4/18 9:26 AM
Modified
Thu 3/25/21 10:34 AM