[THIN] Re: OT Remote control PCs behind NAT firewall

  • From: "Kalle" <kalle@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 17:52:16 +0100

Actually this is the beautiful part... It's the remote user's desktop that
you see in your vnc client :)
And you only have to set up portforwarding in your firewall if you are
behind NAT.

This is what I use on my machine for the listening client:
"C:\Program Files\UltraVNC\vncviewer.exe" /listen 80

I execute the above command and then instructs the remote user to select
"add new client" in the ultra vnc server (winvnc.exe). The user then types
my public IP::80 in the host name field and clicks OK.

I looked at the ultra VNC website now (havn't checked it for awhile), and I
saw that they now have a few new tools for this purpose. 
UltraVNC SC seems to be some mini-server that you can customize and is
designed to connect out to a listening client. They also have something
called NAT2NAT, which sounds interesting...


Hope this helps.


/Kalle

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Shrewsbury [mailto:MShrewsbury@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: den 2 februari 2005 17:34
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: OT Remote control PCs behind NAT firewall
> 
> 
> Wow, that sounds great. I'm going to check it out for sure...
> 
> When the remote server connects to me what desktop are we 
> looking at? It
> sounds like it would be mine?
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Kalle
> Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 11:06 AM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: OT Remote control PCs behind NAT firewall
> 
> I have used ultraVNC (http://www.ultravnc.com/) for exactly this task,
> and
> it works pretty good.
> I setup a listening client on my machine on port 80 and send 
> the server
> part
> to the client. The client then starts the server and tells 
> the server to
> connect to my host by right clicking the server tray icon and choose
> "Add
> new client".
> It is also possible to script the connection from the client so the
> remote
> user only has to click one icon to make a connection to you.
> 
> 
> /Kalle
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Matthew Shrewsbury [mailto:MShrewsbury@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> > Sent: den 2 februari 2005 16:10
> > To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [THIN] OT Remote control PCs behind NAT firewall
> > 
> > 
> > My company is using Citrix more and more from remote 
> > locations. Unfortunately I'm tending to run into PC OS 
> > problems more often then not and talking the users through 
> > the simplest tasks in some cases is very painful. 
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Does anyone know of a web based remote control program what 
> > will work without any firewall configuration and allow me to 
> > easily remote control remote PCs? I would think it needs to 
> > be HTTP based so I can easily traverse firewalls. Citrix has 
> > "go to my PC" but it is expensive...I need something cheaper.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Most of the PCs are XP and have RDP but that would require me 
> > to setup port forwarding on the firewalls and I don't want 
> to do that.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Any suggestions?
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Matthew Shrewsbury, MCSE+Internet MCSE 2000 CCA
> > 
> > Network Administrator
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > 
> 
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