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Client port

Our client port allows you to quickly and easily get connected to the virtual network. You can connect using OpenVPN.

Using OpenVPN

On Windows

  1. Install OpenVPN from openvpn.net (we recommend to use the latest Windows Installer).
  2. Download the configuration file from http://ix.ucis.nl/ucis-ix-client.ovpn.
  3. Copy the downloaded configuration file into "C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config\" (or where ever else you have installed OpenVPN).
  4. Open the Start menu, search for or select Run, enter services.msc. Select OpenVPN Service from the list and click Start or Restart service.

On Linux

Warning: these instructions are written for use on a Debian based system. The procedure for installing software and the location ofthe configuration files may be different on your Linux distribution!

  1. Install OpenVPN: apt-get install openvpn
  2. cd /etc/openvpn
  3. wget http://ix.ucis.nl/ucis-ix-client.ovpn
  4. /etc/init.d/openvpn start

On Mac OS X (using tunnelblick)

Warning: we did not actually test this procedure, but some people have reported that it does work.

  1. Install tunnelblick
  2. Download http://ix.ucis.nl/ucis-ix-client.ovpn to '~/Library/Application Support/Tunnelblick/Configurations/'
  3. Use tunnelblick GUI to connect to the anocp VPN

Now what?

Congratulations! You are now connected to the virtual network. Don't ask me what to do next! You may take a look at our Services page for services provided by us, or you can read some more about the connected virtual networks on the Peering page.

Static IP? Hosting services?

If you want a static IP address, or like to connect your entire network to the virtual internet exchange, please feel free to contact us for a real peering connection. Alternatively, you can join one of the connected virtual networks listed on the Peering page.


Donations to help keeping to public VPN service online are welcome! Please consider contributing via a donation to bitcoin address 13LJt54w2VD9WZQgBG6hGdmny26wg4jqEH or PayPal ivo@ucis.nl.