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Old 02-04-2008, 12:12 PM   #1
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Question getting acces to a local network from the exterior


In my job, I have a PC connected in a local network and I like to access to my PC from the exterior of the LAN (from home for example), is there a solution to do this?
 
Old 02-04-2008, 01:13 PM   #2
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In my job, I have a PC connected in a local network and I like to access to my PC from the exterior of the LAN (from home for example), is there a solution to do this?
I assume you have a sys-admin at work. If so, ask him/her. There are a number of ways of doing this, but most need to be explicitly allowed.

Assuming your work computer is linux, the easiest way in is via ssh. The ssh port (22) will have to be forwarded to some machine on your internal network. You would then ssh from that machine to yours. If your home machine is Windows, there are a few free ssh clients - I use putty.

Another alternative is coming in through VPN. A VPN would have to be setup at your work & you would have to install a VPN client on your home machine.

Another alternative - if your work computer in Windows or Mac, you can use something like logmein.com - run it on your work computer to set it up as a host, then log in from your home computer & you'll actually get your work computer's desktop on your home machine. It runs over port 80 (or 443?), so it's most likely not blocked by default. All that said, check with your sys-admin, as they may not be too keen on the idea, re: security.

There are even more ways that this, but, again, ask your admin. If you don't have one, then try one of the methods above.

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