Access to Restricted Library Resources through Proxy
EZ-Access Service: What you should know...
1. You only need EZ-Access if you are not in the Penn IP Domain
EZ-Access does not require that your browser be configured in any special way to use Library resources from outside the Penn IP Domain.
Your computer, 188.8.131.52, appears to be within the Penn IP Domain.
You do not need to use EZ-Access.
2. You need to be able to authenticate yourself and you must be authorized to use licenced resources.
With EZ-Access, you can use your PennKey Name & Password.
You can test your access through EZ-Access now by following this link.
3. Your browser must accept cookies
Browsers accept cookies by default, so if you've changed that setting, reset to the default. The EZ-Access cookie is not used to track your use, but only to let the proxy server monitor your authenticated status. This cookie will disappear when you exit your browser. If you share a computer, it is important that you exit the browser prior to other users using that computer so that this authentication cookie will expire.
Your browser currently does not accept cookies.
4. Access from behind firewalls can be a problem
EZ-Access uses IP ports in the range of 2048 - 13000. If you are accessing Restricted resources from behind firewalls
and the firewall does not allow access to these IP ports, you will NOT be able to use EZ-Access.
We recognize that this can be a significant problem and are working on a solution.
Please let us know what you think of this service.