Internet and network access within the institute

It is mandatory that all computers and other devices that are to be connected to the Internet via network socket must be configurable via DHCP. Internet and network access is provided exclusively by the IT department and ZDV. In particular, the MAC addresses of devices that are to be newly connected via a network socket must have been registered beforehand. Here, the IT takes care of the configuration and registration.

Please note that the user regulations from JGU apply to the operation of a device in the network.

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Comparison of different BBB conference types

The different possible BigBlueButton conference types cause different network and CPU loads. However, this affects not only the BBB server, but also the participants who use very different Internet providers and who have to share the connections with family members and neighbors. Remember that the whole of Germany is in the "home office" during the Corona crisis. Continue reading "Comparison of different BBB conference types"

Create ssh-key pairs

Update: April 11, 2023 - The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) requires a key length of at least 3000 bits for the RSA method with the expiration of the year 2023. Therefore, the Institute of Nuclear Physics will no longer accept RSA keys with 2048 bits for new applications. Existing users have been requested to generate new, BSI-compliant keys.

Update: May 15, 2020 - Due to a serious security incident on the university's HPC systems, all SSH keys used so far lose their validity with immediate effect.

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Replacement WLAN- and VPN-certificates

On Tuesday, 09.07.2019 at 6pm, the certificates of the WLAN connections "Uni-Mainz" and "eduroam", as well as of the unversity VPN server of the unversity will be renewed. Depending on the operating system, the certificate will be automatically accepted or must be manually accepted due to a request. Either the name oder the fingerprint will be shown.

The correct certificate contains (again depending on the operating system and may be shown partially) the follow information:

CN =
O = Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz
L = Mainz
S = Rheinland-Pfalz
C = DE

Fingerprint: e7 78 56 db b8 2c 23 cf f1 26 94 48 42 f4 cd 54 b3 5b 6b 7d