The Private Vax Network
The Physics Division Vax cluster will be placed on a private network on
Feb. 3, 2001. ANL has mandated that all network traffic be encrypted.
The Vaxes are not capable of supporting ssh access to them. In order
to preseve network access to the Vaxes, they will be relocated onto a private
network that is not directly accessible from the Internet. Access
to the gateway is provided via a gateway machine.
If you like diagrams, here's a logical view of the private network in relation
to the division network.
Within the private network, the Vax nodes will no longer have the phy.anl.gov
domain name. The new domain is vax.clus. Therefore,
the Vax machines are renamed as follows:
In addition to these nodes, there is a gateway machine which bridges the
private network to the Physics Division networks and to the wild wide Internet.
The name of the gateway machine is vaxgate.phy.anl.gov on the division
network and vaxgate.vax.clus on the private network. Connection
to the gateway from the Internet is possible only via ssh. Once you
are logged into vaxgate, you can use telnet to connect to the Vaxes.
Conversely, if you are logged onto a Vax machine and wish to reach the
outside world, you must first log onto the gateway. In this case,
you telnet to the gateway from the Vax cluster.
The gateway is part of the maria cluster. You will need an account
on the maria cluster in order to log onto the gateway.
Phylis and Physics Dial-In
The Physics Division dial-in modems are part of the Phylis system which
will also be relocated on the private Vax network. If you typically
dial the 3854, etc., phone numbers to connect to the Vaxes from offsite,
you can continue to do so.