Remote Access to SNS

We recommend the use of a VPN connection for remote connections to IAS at all times.

Please see the OpenVPN Installation Guide for information on installing OpenVPN.

Please see the Travel Recommendations page for more information on protecting yourself and your information when traveling.

The SNS computers can be accessed remotely, from off-campus locations as well as from the IAS housing complex, by using ssh protocol 2 (secure shell). The SNS computers which allow remote ssh access are and Alternatively, use the alias to connect to one system or the other.

NOTE - If you try to login incorrectly 5 times your device will be added to a blocked clients list on the ssh server. If this happens contact SNS computing to get unblocked. We have seen this happen after a user changes their password.

Office Macs can also be accessed via VNC. Please contact SNS Computing so we can set it up for you.