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How do I configure the OS X integrated IPSec VPN client?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 09:57pm

For a complete description of this service and it's features, please click here.

When connecting to the Georgia Tech VPN service, it is recommended that you use the AnyConnect client which can be downloaded and installed from HERE.

NOTE: You must use your current Georgia Tech credentials to begin the installation.

How can I use 2 Factor Authentication with VPN for OS X?

This FAQ was last modified on: Thursday, February 2, 2017 03:22pm

Using 2 Factor Authentication with VPN - OSX

Note: Duo Two-Factor Authentication is only compatible with the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. It is not compatible with the Cisco IPSec client that is included with OS X. 

If you are set up for Duo Two-Factor Authentication, here is how to use it with the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for OS X:

How do I configure the OS X integrated IPSec VPN client with a preconfigured profile?

This FAQ was last modified on: Friday, August 19, 2016 02:22pm

OS X 10.6 and above has a built in Cisco IPSEC VPN Client that can be used to connect to the Georgia Tech VPN rather than using the Cisco IPSEC or AnyConnect clients. We have created a preconfigured profile that you can download and use in OS X.

How do I install the Cisco AnyConnect Client on Linux?

This FAQ was last modified on: Thursday, February 15, 2018 04:33pm

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What can I use as an NTP (time) server?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 05:23pm

If you wish to use the Network Time Protocol (NTP) to synchronize a server or workstation on campus, you should use one or more of the following hosts:

ntp1.gatech.edu
ntp2.gatech.edu
ntp3.gatech.edu

How do I obtain my device's MAC Address?

This FAQ was last modified on: Thursday, November 16, 2017 09:54am

A MAC address is a unique identifier attached to most network adapters (NICs). This identifier is a sequence of 12 hexadecimal digits (0-9,A-F) most often represented like this 00:11:22:aa:bb:cc or 00-11-22-aa-bb-cc.

How do I enable the built-in firewall in Mac OS X?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 08:48pm

Mac OS X has a built-in firewall that will block most incoming network connections when enabled. It will not block outbound connections, so you still need to be careful about which applications you run. To enable the firewall:

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