from static IP viewer to dynamic IP server?
Scott C. Best
sbest "at" best.com
Tue Dec 20 20:17:00 2005
Heya. Even if you are able to connect to you teachers' home
PC's, it is unlikely that they are all connected "directly" to the
Internet, without some sort of firewall or router protecting them. So
while installing a dynamic-DNS client will help find them, it won't
very much help in making a VNC connection.
If you'll forgive the self-promotion here, the easiest way
to make a firewall-friendly VNC connection is with EchoVNC. The idea
is pretty simple: install EchoVNC "on top of" your existing RealVNC
software. On each EchoVNC client, login to the same echoServer
(running, for example, at school on that static IP machine). Once
you're all logged into the same echoServer, you can establish a
connection to each other, regardless of each other's firewalling,
NAT routing, or web-proxying.
The client-side EchoVNC software is free and open-source. The
echoServer is "try before buy" shareware. The two pieces are packaged
together in the "EchoWare Remote Support System" which you can find
out more about here: http://www.echogent.com/products.htm
Hope that helps!
> Hi All,
> We have a static IP and teachers can connect to the school's vnc server from
> home using their vnc viewers. No problems there - it's all great.
> I was just wondering if it would be possible for me to connect to their PCs
> home (i.e. via the school's vnc viewer)? Yes they have a vnc server running
> their individual PCs BUT they have dynamic IPs.
> Is there a way to do this?