It has been my dream since Diamond went WFH two and a half years ago — March 18, 2020 — to connect my Linux Mint install to the work VPN.
I have tilted at this windmill for two and a half years, and for two and a half years its arms have thrown me and my trusty coconuts to the ground again and again.
Today, I smote that windmill. Today, I let forth a barbaric yawp.
The screenshot won’t mean much to anyone outside of Diamond, but I have my browser open to two websites — NewsManager and the Diamond IT website — that are not accessible outside of Diamond’s network, overlaid with my Neofetch that shows I’m running Mint Vanessa.
When my phone buzzed from the two-factor authentication, I held my breath. And when the network icon in my status bar changed to show my network connection was now different, I was awed.
It worked! It finally worked!
Now to find a remote desktop client so I can, y’know, do work.
Tomorrow I’ll document what I did, because someone else may want to someday. Or, heck, I may need to redo it all myself.