Remote desktop

David McGlone d.mcglone at
Fri Feb 8 04:01:53 UTC 2008

On Thursday 07 February 2008 5:39:10 pm David Fletcher wrote:
> On Thursday 07 Feb 2008, Andrew Jarrett wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > Andrew
> Seems to work for me. I set the router to forward port 22 to my home server
> and set iptables to accept port 22 from the fixed IP address of the server
> at work. Used ssh to log in to the server at work from my desktop then back
> again to my current IP address at home, which worked.
> So, yes, it seems to be OK to set up port forwarding on a router with a
> dynamic IP address, so long as you know what the ISP has set the address to
> at any time.

Are you saying, that, say for instance her ISP renews her IP, will something 
break? or are you saying that in order to log in remotely I will need the IP 
whenever it changes?

David M.

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