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If you run into any issues with the new VPN service, just contact the LS IT service desk at 530-752-8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why are we requiring Duo for the LS VPN service?
We do realize that requiring Duo adds an extra step for using the VPN service. We consider this step as necessary: we have had several cases over the past year where the LS VPN was abused by attackers to try to compromise UC Davis services. Every one of these attacks would have been prevented by Duo.
Do I need to use a VPN at all?
You typically only need to use a VPN if you are using resources that must be accessed from department or campus networks. Some typical reasons people use our VPN service include:
"Remoting" to a computer that is on one of our departmental networks, via Microsoft Remote Desktop, Apple Screen Sharing, or another remote access protocol.
Accessing LS File Services or other file servers remotely.
Connecting to a lab or department server via SSH, VNC, or NoMachine.
Accessing some web-based resources, such as many of the UC Davis Library databases.
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