Connecting to multiple servers on one network

Alex Angelopoulos alex "at" bittnet.com
Sun, 27 Jan 2002 17:26:00 +0000


(1) Kaboodle Gateway

The "gateway" concept is a superb idea.  One of my prior annoyances with
almost every remote control app out there has been the klunkiness of
associated with accessing multiple machines using the app behind 1
public IP.

(2) Yes, Netgear IS unenthusiastic

No frills on any of the Netgear stuff (well, to my knowledge - which is
a few months out of date).  The Netgear software not only limits you to
8 connections, but forwarding is straight through from an outside port
to the same port on an internal IP.  Matter of fact, they historically
won't even work well with an internally subnetted system.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott C. Best" <sbest "at" best.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Cc: <nharel "at" nettech-services.net>
Sent: Sunday/2002 January 27 03:23
Subject: Re: Connecting to multiple servers on one network


: Nate:
: Heya. Am working now on enhancing Kaboodle to make what
: you're trying to do a lot easier. Version 0.75 can be used to
: securely tunnel the connection of one VNC viewer to one VNC server
: on the same LAN. Version 0.80 will allow a VNC viewer to connect
: to *multiple* VNC servers on a LAN thru a single "VNC gateway"
: machine.
: So, you'd only need to modify your Netgear box to let
: one connection thru, for Kaboodle's VPN connection. After that,
: you could tunnel multiple sessions thru it to your Win2k servers.
: The dev team here tells me it'll be ready to go by the end of
: February. No, really. :)
:
: I'll keep you (and the list) posted of course. More info
: at kaboodle.sf.net. Hope it proves useful to you!
:
: cheers,
: Scott
:
: PS: Regarding your NetGear box, it sounds like you've got
:     port 5901 on the outside forwarded to port 5901 on the
:     internal box. Does the VNC server on the internal machine
:     know that? :) Most NAT'ing firewalls let you send one
:     port across the firewall to any other port. So, you could
:     map port 80 to port 5900 if you really wanted to. The
:     NetGear box *may* be a bit less enthusiastic, and keeps
:     the same port number. So try changing your internal
:     machine's "display number" and see if that flies. Good
:     luck!
:
:
: > Hi,
: >
: > 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.
: >
: > Any ideas/suggestions?
: >
: > Thanks
: >
: > Nate
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