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The purpose of this page is to share helpful technical tips.

Linux at UL

Email access

Incoming mail (IMAP)

  • Server name: webmail.ul.ie
  • Port: 993
  • User name: first.last
  • Connection security: SSL/TLS
  • Authentication method: Normal password
Outgoing mail (SMTP)
  • Server name: webmail.ul.ie
  • Port: 587
  • User name: first.last
  • Authentication method: Normal password
  • Connection security: STARTTLS

VPN

If the official FortiClient software does not work for you, you can use NetworkManager after installing three packages: NetworkManager-fortisslvpn openfortivpn NetworkManager-fortisslvpn-gnome. openfortivpn can also be used on the command line. You may need to add an option to trust the certificate being used, e.g.: openfortivpn fgcheckin.ul.ie:11443 -u first.last --trusted-cert 4401...hash...15e0

EZproxy

Off-campus access to library services is available via ezproxy. Prepend https://login.proxy.lib.ul.ie/login?url= to the url of the journal article you need. This can be automated by dragging this link into your browser's bookmarks toolbar: UL EZproxy This link uses the javascript code javascript:void(location.href="https://login.proxy.lib.ul.ie/login?url="+location.href), which can be adapted easily for use with other universities' libraries.