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Old 11-16-2010, 06:29 AM   #1
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Remote Access via internet

Hey All,

I am trying to access my Red Hat server (home server) from my an external location. I followed the step on how to port forward but I'm having no success. I was wondering if there is something I should be doing on my linux server to all the remote access.

Should I be using vnc?

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One of the easy solution would be using TeamViewer.

For accessing using port forwarding follow this link
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If you are port forwarding, presumably you have a router. Does it provide a VPN service? What sort of access are you trying to set up? ssh? HTTP? FTP? ... ?
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Remote Access Services (RAS) refers to any combination of hardware and software to enable the remote access tools or information that typically reside on a network of IT devices. A RAS server is a specialized computer which aggregates multiple communication channels together. Because these channels are bidirectional, two models emerge: Multiple entities connecting to a single resource, and a single entity connecting to multiple resources. Both of these models are widely used.
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Do you have DNS server, such as dyndns or no-ip?

I used to have (I haven't gotten around to setting it up since I moved) a working account which pointed to my home network.

I set up the port forwarding on my router to sent a hit on port 80 or port 22 to my server.

I opened the firewall on my server to allow ports 80 and 22.

I could enter http://[username] into my browser from anywhere and it hit my router. My router then forwarded to port 80 on my server, which hit the apache server running there and gave me access to the box. Or I could ssh and it would hit port 22 on my router, which forwarded to port 22 on my server to the ssh daemon.

You might check to see whether your ISP might be blocking the ports you are using to try to connect.

I haven't set it up in my new location because my new ISP blocks port 80, it's not a priority because I'm no longer traveling all the time, and I just haven't taken the time to deal with the nonsense. There are ways to deal with and I'll get around to it when I have time.

Last edited by frankbell; 11-30-2010 at 10:27 PM.


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