In order to ssh into cs.bridgewater.edu from off campus you need to use the college’s VPN. The VPN will create a secure encrypted channel between your computer and the college’s network. Be sure, once you are finished using cs.bridgewater.edu, that you turn off the VPN so that your internet traffic does not travel through the college’s network.
In order to use the college’s VPN, you first need to install it. You can find instructions on where to download the VPN and how to use it in a tutorial on the IT department’s web site.
To find the tutorial do the following:
- Navigate a browser to help.bridgewater.edu.
- Press the Log in link in the upper right corner and log in.
- Click on the Knowledge Base tab on the menu bar.
- Click the Information Technology category.
- Click the Wifi & Network category.
- Select the Using VPN to Gain Access to the Network article.
Download, install, and start the VPN by following the instructions in the knowledge base tutorial. If you have any problems getting the VPN installed or started, please open an IT ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and sending them a detailed description of the process you have taken and what the problem is. Provide screenshots if applicable.
Once the VPN is started, you can open your terminal or Command Prompt and ssh into cs.bridgewater.edu.
Again, be sure, once you are finished using cs.bridgewater.edu, that you log out of cs.bridgewater.edu and turn off the VPN so that your internet traffic does not travel through the college’s network.