Remote desktop

Andrew Jarrett jarrett.andrew at
Thu Feb 7 22:05:56 UTC 2008

On Feb 7, 2008 4:51 PM, David Fletcher <kubuntu-users at> wrote:
> 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.
> Dave

Yep, that's it.  I, too, have a Belkin router and the "Virtual Server"
section is what you want.  You need to make sure that your
mother-in-law has a static IP so that the traffic will always go to
her computer.  Just give it a name, set the internal IP, and set the
port and you're ready to go.


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