On Wednesday, April 2, 2008, Information Technology Services (ITS) will make changes to a part of the University's network that impacts non-Penn State traffic entering Penn State Wireless networks. This change is being made to utilize Penn State's wireless resources more efficiently to address an increasing demand for the service while simultaneously increasing network security.
The following items will not be affected by this change: intra-campus Penn State Wireless connections; outgoing Penn State Wireless network connections; and typical network use such as accessing Web sites and checking email.
However, Penn State wireless connections that use active FTP and X Window System to connect to external servers will no longer work effectively after the April 2 modifications. Individuals using these types of connections will now need to use more secure methods.
Instructions for any programs that will or may need to be modified due to this change will be listed here.
- Tunneling the X Window System over SSH