Connecting to the Lab

Installing the OpenVPN Client

Linux Instructions

Fedora

sudo dnf install openvpn

Ubuntu

sudo apt install openvpn

Arch

sudo pacman -S openvpn

Windows Instructions

macOS Instructions

Connecting to the Lab VPN

If and only if you are off campus, you will need to connect to Clemson's VPN using OpenConnect. Follow the instructions here if that is the case.

First you must download the OpenVPN config file for your account. The config file is in an email titled "CU Cyber Lab Access" from [email protected] Check your email and download the file.

Linux Instructions

Connect to the Lab

In a terminal, navigate to the folder with your personal OpenVPN config file ending in .ovpn and run the following command.

sudo openvpn --config <username>.ovpn

macOS Instructions

Connect to the Lab

Use the Tunnelblick client to load your OpenVPN config file ending in .ovpn.

  • Double click your .ovpn file and enter your macOS password into the dialog
  • Click the Tunnelblick icon in the menu bar
  • Click "Connect [username]" in the dropdown menu

Windows Instructions

Connect to the Lab

Use the OpenVPN client to load your OpenVPN config file ending in .ovpn.

Testing Connection to the Lab

At this point you should be connected to the lab VPN. To test your connectivity execute the following command.

Linux/macOS

ping -c 4 oracle.lab.cucyber.net

If the ping succeeds then you've successfully connected to the VPN and your DNS is working as intended!

Windows

ping oracle.lab.cucyber.net

If the ping succeeds then you've successfully connected to the VPN and your DNS is working as intended!

Change Your Password

After successfully connecting to the lab environment, you will need to change your password.