The Science Network X-WIN
DFN – Deutsches Forschungsnetz – is Germany`s National Research and Education Network. It provides a high-performance infrastructure for the German Research and Education Community. DFN connects universities and research institutions and supports the development of innovative applications. Since 2006 the national backbone of DFN is the X-WiN.
Being connected to the European Backbone GÉANT, X-WiN is an integral part of the worldwide community of research and education networks. Based on contracts and peering agreements X-WiN is connected to the Global Internet as well. The X-WiN is operated by the DFN-Verein (Verein zur Förderung eines Deutschen Forschungsnetzes e.V.) which guarantees its further use and development. DFN-Verein is a non-profit association established by research, development and education sector in Germany to promote computer-based communication and information services.
The X-WIN knot
The four Max Planck Institutes in Heidelberg
are commonly connected to the X-WIN of the DFN (German Research Network, Deutsches Forschungsnetz). For the Dial-in from outside, VPN and - amongst others - the RAS (Remote Access) service is at disposal.