Connecting From Off Campus

Library VPN for Linux

SUMMARY: This document will walk you through the necessary steps to set up the UCCS Library VPN connection in Linux. The Library VPN connection is used to access the Kraemer Family Library journal database as well as other additional resources.

NOTE: This help sheet is provided for the convenience of our Linux users. We do not have a Linux computer at the IT Help Desk and cannot provide support.

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Configuring the VPN

    1. Install the PPTP client. There are installation instructions for most common distributions at Once downloaded, run pptpconfig as root.
    2. On the Server tab, enter the information as shown below, substituting your IT username and password.

    3. On the Routing tab, click All to Tunnel.

    4. On the DNS tab, check Automatic and enter search for Options.

    5. On the Encryption tab, check Require Microsoft Point-to-Point Encryption...

    6. On the Miscellaneous tab, check Reconnect if disconnected.

    7. Click the Update button to save the configuration.

    8. Double-click the new profile to start the connection.
    9. To access the Library databases, start your preferred internet browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc.). Go to From here you can search the journal database.
      web browser with library site and journal database search dialogue
    10. Click the Stop button when you're finished.