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By Carbynel ·
Hi. Can anyone help me with this?

My Company has offices based in the UK and South Africa. I need users in South Africa to be able to access machines on our UK network without the use of a VPN. Is this possible? I'm new to the company, but am told they used to be able to do this. Can I change some DNS/reverse DNS settings to allow this?

They can ping our router, is there anyway of them connecting to our router and it forwarding their connection internally to our internal IPs? I don't want to setup a DMZ.

Any ideas? I'm completely confused by this.

Thanks,
Gemma.

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by mshavrov In reply to Accessing PC from out of ...

There are a couple companies who offer that kind of service. One of them is http://www.gotomypc.com . They work as an proxy server or some kind of "man-in-the-middle". Your PC is registering to that website, and when you connect to that website, you are able to access your remote PC. My only concern is how truthworthy is that company, since they have full visibility of your communication. I wouldn't do any financial transactions through them.

Good luck,

Mike
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by Reb00t In reply to Accessing PC from out of ...

GoToMyPC and WebEx are some good alternatives to VPN, but can get costly.

If you're going to be using this for support purposes from one machine, check out TightVNC Single-Click which has a reverse IP connection to a specified IP when the client launches that application. You will need to do some port mapping on your router for the public --> private for this to work.

Good luck!

Ken

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