Getting Connected to NGS while on the Road… Donna V. Shaw, NGS Convocation “Out of the office…”
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Donna V. Shaw, NGS Convocation
Because there are many users who must work offsite (State Advisors, Teleworkers, Contractors, Employees who are on travel), it’s necessary to make many network services available from remote locations.
Access to these services may be slightly more complex, because of security considerations, but the users will find that they have much of the functionality that they would have in the office.
A Virtual Private Network is a system which uses encryption and other security features to allow private data communications over a public network (such as the Internet). This system is comprised of hardware and software, that create a “tunnel” between authorized, authenticated hosts and users. Once this “tunnel” is established, all data that is sent across is protected from other users of the public network infrastructure.
Most systems on NOAA’s network are now located behind a “firewall”. Host systems behind this security hardware have private addresses that cannot be contacted by outside internet systems. NOAA refers to this as the TCN (Trusted Campus Network)
future: (for NGS employees) your home directory on ngs-s-brunswick
dialup, DSL, cable-modem, wireless/satellite
You can perform an Internet search to locate places that offer wireless Internet connectivity. http://www.jiwire.com/