VPN

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It describes any one of a number of methods of creating a private, secure, link over the Internet to join two networks together. In my specific case, it describes the equipment I have that joins my home network to the network at school, so I can do an awful lot of my normal work just as easily in my lounge as I could in my office.

This is extremely handy for doing out-of-hours maintenance, since being on the school site in the evenings and weekends is a uniquely miserable experience.

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The Angry Technician is an experienced IT professional in the UK education sector. Normally found in various states of annoyance on his blog. All views are those of his imaginary pet dog, Howard.