SSH access FAQ

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Here are some commonly asked questions regarding accessing ILRT servers using SSH.

Q: Will I be able to use inbound SSH connections to ILRT servers from outside the University network?

A: There are 2 bastion hosts that allow inbound SSH connections; and

Q: What do I do if I want to access an SSH server from outside of the university network which blocked?

A: There are a number of options:

1. First of all SSH to one of the bastion hosts listed above and then SSH to the internal host.

2. Use a SOCKS/Proxy or configure SSH to connect via a SOCKS/Proxy on the bastion host.

3. Use the University VPN.

Q. Can I use the UoB VPN instead of a bastion host to connect to firewalled SSH servers?

A. Yes see

Q. My username and password is not accepted by one or either of the bastion hosts.

A. Please make sure you are using your UoB username and password.

Q. I still cannot connect.

A. Please, submit a new ticket request to and we will attempt to rectify the problem.

Q. I assume that this is different to the VPN?

A. Yes. The VPN service is a separate method of access.

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