Accessing other computers over a network?
Thu Nov 21 22:04:01 2002
A lot of people do just that. If the server hands you an IP address that puts your workstation on it's local subnet, then you can connect to those remote computers directly from your remote machine. If you only have access to the server, however, you will need to fire a copy of VNC Viewer on the server to control any clients on the remote LAN. VNC does is not affected by Windows workgroup or domain settings. All that matters is that you obtain an IP address that will allow you to send TCP/IP packets to the remote computers unobstructed by firewalls set to block the required ports.
From: Justin Basnett [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 10:27 AM
Subject: Accessing other computers over a network?
I am on a Windows environment and am using a dial-up connection from the
remote client machine (running VNC viewer) to the host machine (running VNC
server). The server is on a network in its own workgroup. I can dial in and
control the server just fine. However, when I dial up to the server, is it
possible to take control of other machines on that network through the server?
Can you just run a separate instance of VNC from the remote machine for every
computer on the network that you want to access? If so how? Any info is
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