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​Remote Access Services

Remote Access Services lets you connect your computer from a remote location, such as your home, to the SLAC network. The type of service you choose will depend on many factors such as cost, connect and transfer speeds, reliability, availability, etc. You should examine the differences between them and talk with your local administrator to ensure a proper choice.

SLAC Citrix 

This is the recommended method for remote access to SLAC Windows resources. The remote client, using dialup or cable modem or DSL with a public Internet Service Provider(ISP), connects to the Citrix/Windows Terminal Server farm within the SLAC internal network. The processing of applications for the remote client session is moved completely off a user's desktop and onto the centralized server farm. Only screen, mouse, and keyboard information is passed between the client and the server using thin-client technology. Link to service:


VPN Service at SLAC​

This provides direct access for your computer onto the SLAC network to access SLAC's intranet. The main advantage over SLAC Citrix is the ability to mount file shares. More information:


Secure Shell (SSH)

More information: 


Related Information

Stanford Network Connections provides information on various means to connect to the internet via Stanford network services. Although the these services may be appropriate to your needs, keep in mind that you may not be able to access all SLAC services such as SLAC newsgroups, certain restricted SLAC Web pages, etc.