: Re: Connecting to multiple servers on one network

Wayne Throop throopw "at" sheol.org
Sat, 26 Jan 2002 07:24:12 +0000


: Nate Harel <nharel "at" nettech-services.net>
: I have a small network with several machines running Win2000. I am using a 
: Netgear router as the front end firewall and I route the ports 5800 and 
: 5900 to a specific machine running VNC server.
: 
: However, I have several machines running the VNC server and when I am 
: travelling I want to be able to connect to these  machines in my network. 
: Not just one of them.
: 
: I had done this once by forwarding ports 5800/5900 to machine A, 5801/5901 
: to machine B, etc.  This was on a different router. When I changed to the 
: Netgear router, I can't seem to do this any longer. The only one that 
: responds is the machine on 5800/5900. No others respond.

The netgear should do that forwarding; but I do note that some
cheap routers are incapable of it.  Some, for example, only allow
you to forward to the same port on a machine on the private net.

In which case: you should be able to get to the one machine that works
via vnc, then run vncviewer on that machine to reach the others.  A
horrible kludge, performance suffers, but it may serve as a workaround
until you get the forwarding problem unsnarled. 

Just a thought.


Wayne Throop   throopw "at" sheol.org
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