Briefly, a fast and reliable network connection, a large display (21 " and more), VPN software (virtual private network) and NX client are required to use the beamline remotely, from home or favorably your home institution.
To access the BNL network remotely from a home or office computer you need to:
1. Create a BNL account and request accounts and required hardware:
- enter your life number
When requesting the RSA secure ID, please specify Edwin Lazo as the Lab host.
2. Comply with BNL requirements for computer and network access (mostly trainings and updated system).
3. Install the VPN client on your system.
4. After receiving an email confirming that your account has been setup, call the helpdesk at x5522 (631 344 5522) so that the ITD personnel can work with you to change the access password. You will have visit the lab at least once to obtain the RSA Secure ID.
This is a hardware to generate specific sequence of 6 numbers that combined with your key (you set it up in ITD when coming) make a very safe connection.
Please visit the following links for more info and details :
3. Install the NoMachine client (free) on your office or home computer (linux, mac and windows versions are available),
NX Client Products link
4. Test the vpn connection (Edwin Lazo at firstname.lastname@example.org).
5. Contact Edwin Lazo (email@example.com) to setup all parameters for future sessions.
Before your first remote access session, you should schedule a trial session to test your system with Edwin Lazo.
If you also would like to analyze your data at one of the beamline computers, we suggest that you install the software on two different systems (one for the data collection and one for the data processing). The other option is to have two NoMachine sessions on the same computer.
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