Inverse client and server connections to get around NAT
Fri Dec 13 13:40:00 2002
In the near future, I will be taking time off work, but I need to connect
and check out our servers once or twice a day. These machines are connected
via a NAT router, and I connect using a general public ISP via ADSL.
As I cannot get to the machines via the fact that a) they are NATted, and b)
The connection goes through a shared firewall blocking all incoming
connections, would it not be possible to get the Server to contact the
client, and let the connection run from there?
Once there is a communications link initiated from behind the router +
firewall onto my PC, the client system kicks in, requests the connection
password, and then opens a connection onto the remote desktop of the machine
that requests the connection...