frederick.ding "at" gmail.com
Sun Jul 17 03:29:00 2005
Is there any reasonable explanation for the EchoServer download? I mean, for
typical users, the computer they need to access is part of the only network
they have. What is the use of the EchoServer if you're going to install it
behind an unconfigurable firewall?
The way the EchoServer works is by relaying packets, therefore making all
connections to seem outgoing. However, if the server is installed behind a
firewall, wouldn't it only be good for internal communications, in which
case, a relay server would only slow the connection down?
To take it from a more personal point of view, let's say I felt the
demo.echoserver.com <http://demo.echoserver.com> server was inadequate or
too slow. I'd naturally want to install the server, which is advertised on
the site. But if the only physical location I had was behind the same
unconfigurable router as my other VNC servers, wouldn't it be impossible for
outside users to connect to my EchoServer without setting Port Redirect,
The only other option is to somehow get the software onto a designated
server outside of the network, for which I'd probably have to pay, in which
case it would seem to be more efficient to use online services like
Does anybody know of a way to run a EchoServer without paying and still
make it accessible for the outside world without setting any configurations?
Or is it impossible?