From Work to Home (again!!)
angelosarto "at" gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 15:07:01 2004
TO make a connection between to firewalled computers there are only
two methods that I know of:
1. use a proxy or pass through service, there are a few of theese out
there but they do cost money.
2. modify either firewall. This one is important in order to get vnc
to work it is very likely that you only need to change one firewall.
If your boss is uncomfortable perhaps you could change your home
***What jerry is saying is that some connections may be blocked in an
outbound direction. (Un)fortunatley? many corporate firewalls are
only inbound blocking. Many that I have come across will allow you to
run any protocol (e.g. as long as your computer is initiating the
I am not sure what the situation is in your case.
On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 10:36:13 +0100, Jerry Westrick <jerry "at" westrick.com> wrote:
> Hello Wayne...
> First off you need to find out how you are going to get through your
> firewall. Firewall is a generic term, And "corporate firewall" usually means
> "we don't want you to do anything but HTML".
> So if you are planning on using ssh (putty is an ssh client) to tunnel,
> you'll have to ask your BOSS if the "corporate firewall" allows ssh.
> or I guess you could just try it and see.
> But I doubt its open as it would be a huge hole in your "corporate firewall".
> If you can use it, Then you'll need to setup an SSH server on your wife's
> computer so that you can get use putty to connect to it.
> On Tuesday 30 November 2004 06:52, Wayne Ivory wrote:
> > Well, I've been trying to figure this out on-and-off for about a year
> > now. As you may have guessed it's not mission-critical but I would like
> > to get it working.
> > I was inspired to have another crack at it by the recent thread from
> > Kevin Taylor about trying to get VNC working over the internet to
> > support his mother's PC. His situation is similar (but not quite the
> > same) as my own, so let me take a step back and spell out all the
> > circumstances.
> > My wife uses our PC at home to access the stock market. She has never
> > been particularly proficient with computers but has become quite good at
> > what she needs to do for the stock market stuff. However when something
> > unusual happens she is generally at a loss as to how to "fix" it and I'm
> > at the other end of the phone trying to figure out what's wrong (she's a
> > wonderful woman but has no patience for misbehaving computers and her
> > solution to unexpected dialog boxes is to push the "go away" button -
> > generally without reading the associated message).
> > The PC at home is running Windows ME and gets a dynamic ip address from
> > our internet service provider. At work I use a Windows XP SP1 computer
> > behind a corporate firewall/proxy and although technically I have a
> > dynamic ip address served via DHCP, in practice it typically never
> > changes. I work in the IT department as a programmer but my knowledge
> > of network stuff is limited. My boss has said he's happy for me to
> > support the wife through VNC but he doesn't want to open any "extra"
> > ports through the firewall for security reasons.
> > I've read about tunnelling with Putty but most of the doco and faq's
> > seems to assume there is a Linux server at the other end. May I ask for
> > suggestions as to what to do at both ends in my particular circumstances
> > please?
> > Thanks
> > Wayne Ivory
> > IT Analyst Programmer
> > Wespine Industries Pty Ltd
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