Work from home or abroad
The following guides should help you to do home office or work remotely, while travelling abroad.
Many resources (eg. Ethis, scientific journals) are restricted to the ETH network. With VPN your computer behaves as if its was directly connected to the ETH network.
Your home and group shares can be accessed remotely with VPN.
Chat / collaboration
ISG offers a powerful chat solution (Slack replacement).
You may also request remote RDP access to your managed Windows workstation. If you enable RDP on unmanaged machines, please set strong passwords and keep in mind that you need VPN for access from outside ETH.
In case you don't know the name of your computer, have a look at registration.phys.ethz.ch, which lists all hosts registered on your name. The
Sent Name is used for the
sentname.dhcp.phys.ethz.ch DynDNS, and the
DNS Name corresponds to static
This is similar to TeamViewer, please visit https://ethz.ch/services/de/it-services/service-desk.html and download Remote Support Client, start ISLLightClient, enter code given by the admin.
Other things to keep in mind
Beware that all files and settings that are stored locally on your ETH computer can not easily be accessed from outside. We recommend to keep all files in your home or group shares. Also consider exporting your browser bookmarks, so that you can transfer them to your computer at home.