Network Access

  • Campus Firewall The campus firewall restricts access to the Clarkson University network from the Internet. Its purpose is to protect campus computing resources from abuse or attack. The default configuration for the firewall will permit access to all academic network computers using Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and SSH. While these protocols are both encrypted, you are ...
  • DNS Blackhole Service Beginning in Spring 2010, Clarkson University began actively blackholing DNS queries for sites that distribute viruses, malware, and other malicious content. Shortly after the implementation of this system, sites distributing advertisements and tracking cookies were added to the blackholing mechanism. The majority of the campus community has responded very positively to this system, as it ...
  • DNS and NTP Campus community members who run their own servers (or other specialized computing devices) may need to know the following information in order to properly configure their server to work on the campus network: Campus DNS Servers — ns1.clarkson.edu (128.153.0.254) ns2.clarkson.edu (128.153.5.254) Campus Time (NTP) Servers — tick.clarkson.edu (128.153.2.253) tock.clarkson.edu (128.153.5.253) Eligibility:  Faculty Staff Student Status:  Active - A fully-supported, production service. Support:  Service Desk - To open an IT support request, ...
  • Internet Access OIT maintains the University’s commodity Internet connection, a 500 Mbps connection via SLIC (upstream providers: Level 3 and TWtelecom) and a 1Gbps connection via TimeWarner Cable. Eligibility:  Faculty Staff Student External Status:  Active - A fully-supported, production service. Support:  Service Desk - To open an IT support request, please contact the Facilities and Services ServiceDesk at 315-268-6700 or servicecenter@clarkson.edu. Or, enter a ticket online at rt.clarkson.edu. Availability ...
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) The Clarkson University VPN (CUVPN) provides a secure connection between your remote computer and the campus network. Eligibility:  Faculty Staff Student Cost:  There is no cost associated with this service. Status:  Active - A fully-supported, production service. Support:  Service Desk - To open an IT support request, please contact the Facilities and Services ServiceDesk at 315-268-6700 or servicecenter@clarkson.edu. Or, enter a ticket online at rt.clarkson.edu. Availability Target:  24×7, 99.99% ...