[Chugalug] Modern technologies for inbound traffic through NAT boxes?

John Aldrich jmaldrich at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 23 02:21:39 UTC 2013

On 04/22/2013 07:30 PM, Dan Lyke wrote:
> Yet again a conversation has turned to "wouldn't it be great if we
> could make a device that you plugged in to your home network and you
> could access it from anywhere?"
> I know the obvious solutions: Configure your NAT box to pass a socket
> through (or a DMZ), pass data out to a third server and either proxy
> through that server, or do something funky with that server to poke a
> hole through to a third party (ala Skype or distributed IM systems),
> but...
> Anyone know the current state of "box inside the NAT network wants to
> be visible to and discovered by device outside"?
Well, there are specialized apps for this... some of which even run on 
Linux. Teamviewer is one of those apps which will allow you to access 
your machine inside the firewall from outside. If you just want access 
to certain files, use Google Drive or DropBox or ...

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