VNC thru VPN
jerry "at" westrick.com
Mon Nov 22 10:29:28 2004
On Friday 19 November 2004 11:07, Romel Ornedo wrote:
> Need some clarifications regarding VPN.
> Assuming I am the one of the administrator of the local area network in our
> office. We have VPN setup in our office to make users connect to the
> internal network remotely when they are out of the office. With the VPN
> connection they can all access network resources in my office LAN remotely
> (shared files, printers, all resources which they are permitted using their
> access/permission rights, etc).
> My Question:
> When they are connected to the VPN, assuming I'm the Administrator of the
> LAN, is it possible to use the REMOTE COMPUTER resources connected to our
> VPN? It's like when the remote computer is connected and being virtually
> present inside the LAN then it should be possible also for me (INSIDE the
> LAN) to see his computer and use the shared files in his computer.
> The reason I ask this question is I want to remotely control the roaming
> computers when they are connected to the VPN. Since they already
> established a remote connection I should be able to initiate a connection
> also in reverse. But what will be his IP address or the "VPN
> identification" is using during the communication to address the request
> from-and-to the remote sites. Is this possible to use VNC under our VPN to
> remote computers even if they are under a broadband connection or inside a
> firewalled lan? What are the things to put in considerations? What could be
> possible problems I will encounter for unsuccessful connection?
> This is a shot in the dark, im not that techie specifically regarding VPN.
> Thanks in advanced.
Short answer Yes, no problem.
vnc uses a tcp connection. Nothing special about it.
if you can ping the machine, and you don't block the vnc ports along the way,
you can vnc to him.
As to what your unspecified vpn software sets up, and the IP configuration of
your vpn clients? We can't answer that. But then again, you don't need to
know all of that if you are doing the reverse connection stuff.. all you
need to know is your address which I assume is static. To help your clients
you can make an icon (or menu position) on thier desktop to connect to you...