Unimelb VPN using OpenConnect on Arch Linux

Tonight I had to download some data from the unimelb servers for an assignment, however from home you have to connect via vpn to access the "nutmeg" unix server I needed (you can't access them directly over the internet).

To do this, I installed the openconnect package with sudo pacman -S openconnect. And then once installed ran this command:

$ sudo openconnect remote.unimelb.edu.au/student 
POST https://remote.unimelb.edu.au/student 
Attempting to connect to server 
SSL negotiation with remote.unimelb.edu.au 
Connected to HTTPS on remote.unimelb.edu.au 
XML POST enabled 
Please enter your username and password. 
POST https://remote.unimelb.edu.au/ 
Got CONNECT response: HTTP/1.1 200 OK 
CSTP connected. DPD 30, Keepalive 20 
Connected tun0 as, using SSL 
Established DTLS connection (using GnuTLS). Ciphersuite (DTLS0.9)-(RSA)-(AES-128-CBC)-(SHA1). 

And then boom, vpn connected and I could ssh with ssh <my_username>@nutmeg.eng.unimelb.au.</my_username>

Enjoy. And good job for deciding to run Linux at UniMelb.

Benjamin Kaiser

Benjamin Kaiser

Software Engineer working on the SharePoint team at Microsoft. I'm passionate about open source, slurpess, and Jesus.
Gold Coast, Australia

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