Remote desktop

David Fletcher kubuntu-users at
Thu Feb 7 21:51:59 UTC 2008

On Thursday 07 Feb 2008, David Fletcher wrote:
> If the router will port forward without having a fixed outside IP 
> address from the ISP then fair enough you should be able to get it to 
> work, but the OP will need to know what the dynamic outside IP 
> address is at the time. Just clicking on will 
> provide this information. Mine is provided by Virgin Media. It only 
> changes rarely but it does change.

I just got the manual out and had a read. On this router (Belkin FSD5230-4) 
the setup page is titled "Virtual Server" but it looks like Port Forwarding 
by another name. The manual states <quote> Your WAN interface must use a 
fixed IP address to utilize the virtual server function <unquote>.

It may just be that the Port Forwarding would work just fine, so long as the 
user attempting to access it from outside knows what your dynamic IP address 
is at the time. I might have a play with this, see if  can ssh into my home 
server form work.


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