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SCS Computing Facilities supports most networking throughout the School of Computer Science. Our services including desktop connectivity, IP address distribution, domain-name services (DNS), Virtual Private Networking (VPN), as well as the planning and maintenance of the SCS network infrastructure.


Please refer to the Network Use Policies page for detailed guidlines concerning host names, domains, and creation of virtual we hosts.


There is no firewall between SCS and the rest of the internet. Potential intruders scan each host on the SCS network many times per day, looking for security vulnerabilities. To compute safely in our open environment, please become familiar with our security documentation.

DSL & cable remote access

Neither SCS Computing nor CMU computing services provide any "broadband" (DSL, cable, etc.) networking services for remote access. Services.

Remote Access

  • VPN

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