MUNI Connection from Home (VPN)


Special Faculty VPN Servers

The service of a virtual private VPN MU has been expanded by the possibility of setting up so-called faculty VPN servers. In this case, the university provides a VPN server dedicated only to employees and students of one faculty (or another workplace). This functionality is primarily used to access licensed sources that are not acquired for the entire MU, but only for some faculty or department. Currently, this service is run for the following workplaces and groups:

  Server Configuration file Additional information
MU employees vpn-zam.ics.muni.cz muni-zam.ovpn
muni-zam-split.ovpn 3)
Only for employees and explicitly listed users
Static addresses vpn-static.ics.muni.cz muni-static.ovpn
muni-static-split.ovpn 3)
Not intended for students; the user always has the same public address 1)
Mobile devices vpn-mobi.ics.muni.cz muni-mobi.ovpn
muni-mobi-split.ovpn 3)
Designed for macOS, Android, iOS, and other that do not support the "main" VPN
Faculty of Science vpn-sci.ics.muni.cz muni-sci.ovpn  
Faculty of Law vpn-law.ics.muni.cz prf-openvpn.exe
(automat. install)

muni-law.ovpn
(config file only)
For the Faculty of Law employees and students
VPN via https openvpn.ics.muni.cz muni-443.ovpn
muni-443-split.ovpn 3)
For connection from a limited network that does not allow connection to a classic VPN 2)

1) This server is NOT designed for students! If you have been assigned a static VPN address, you MUST always use the vpn-static.ics.muni.cz server instead of the main VPN, otherwise the connection may not work. Network mask 255.255.255.0. The faculty servers can be used as needed.
2) Using VPN on this port can be considered a violation of the security policy in the respective network! The server is only for a temporary solution if the primary VPN server cannot be used. The server has only limited support.
3) Tunnel Only for Connection to the MU Network (Split Tunneling)
4) This is a tunnel for operating systems whose kernel does not support virtual tap devices.

Installation Procedure when Using Faculty VPN Servers

If you need to use one of the faculty VPN servers, download the appropriate configuration file and follow the installation instructions:

  • Windows: If you have yet not done so, install OpenVPN (Windows). After installation, right-click the OpenVPN icon and select "Import Configuration File". Then select the downloaded configuration file. Alternatively, you can save the configuration file directly to c:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config (or on the 64b system: c:\Program Files(x86)\OpenVPN\config). This option requires sufficient system authority.
    (Note: If the above stated folder is not created, you can find it in c:\Users\UŽIVATEL\OpenVPN\config\)
  • macOS: Install Tunnelblick and double-click the downloaded file. Tunnelblick will guide you through the import.
  • Linux: Use NetworkManager according to the VPN instruction (Linux), just set the server (gateway) according to the table and use the appropriate connection name. To use in the command line, download the configuration file (available in the above referenced instructions) and save it to /etc/openvpn.

 

Alternatively, if you are interested in this service, please contact the MU VPN administrator.

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