Connecting to Linstat from Outside the Madison Area

While all computers are subject to regular attacks today, Linux servers draw particular attention. These attacks come from all over the world, and it is very rare for them to originate in the Madison area. SSCC therefore blocks standard Secure Shell (ssh) connections to Linstat from outside the Madison area. This vastly reduces the number of attacks Linstat is subjected to, but SSCC members can still connect to Linstat from anywhere in the world using one of the following easy methods:

You only need to use one of these four methods. Note that the Google Authenticator and key pair methods must be set up while you are connected to Linstat. If you will be traveling and want to use these methods, we suggest configuring them before you leave. Otherwise you'll need to connect using VPN or Winstat once to set them up.

SSCC staff have used information provided by local Internet Service Providers to identify the IP address ranges used in the Madison area. Our intent is to define "Madison area" broadly, but contact the help desk if you find you are unexpectedly being treated as "outside the Madison area."

Last Revised: 5/15/2014