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PCanywhere problem through RRAS (behind NAT)

Posted on 2005-03-13
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Hi there,

I wonder if anyone can help, i am totally lost to why pcanywhere won't connect..

I have installed PCAnywhere 11.5 on my server which is directly connected to an adsl line. It works great, didn't have to map ports because not running NAT on my router. But then I decided to install pcanywhere on another pc on my LAN. I have tested it locally and it works great, i am using non standard ports as my server is using 5631 and 5632 so i elected for 6103 and 6104 (actually i tried loads)

In Remote access and routing I have under NAT and on the internet connection done a right  click and added a service, well 2 actually one that is for tcp (6103) and one for udp (6104) and they both goto 192.168.0.2 which is my pc.

My PC does NOT have a firewall, yes its got sp2 but the firewall is disabled (for testing)...

My server also doesn't have a firewall either.

So remotely, the server works great but the pc which is behind RRASS doesn't work, i just can't figure it out..

any ideas?

Any help or info would be really appreciated.

Best regards

Ian
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Have you also configured PCAnywhere to use those ports??  You just stated that you configured it under RRAS.  If you have RRAS configured though, have you considered just using the default ports and when you connect, use a VPN connection?
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by:ianinspain
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Hi there,

Yes i have configured pc anywhere to use these ports, as i say i tested it locally on the LAN and it does work..

I have tried the default ports too whicch of course i still have port map.. no joy..

VPN connection, i thought it would work just by mapping ports??

Thanks for the reply
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Yes, it is supposed to work just by mapping ports and having your NAT device port forward those ports to the IP address of the machine you are trying to reach.  Is your NAT device forwarding the ports to the appropriate machines?

Since I have lots of machines Natted, putting different ports on each one was a pain, so I just hit the VPN and then PCA to the machine name or IP on the standard ports.
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by:ianinspain
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fixed it myself, thanks for your input though. It appears that my tester (remote pc) is accessign internet through a linux server and he had configured wrong. it is now working...

Cancelling points.

Ian
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Before deciding on closure, I would ask for a more detailed explaination as to the actual cause of the problem.  The explaination, IMHO does not make sense or needs more explaination.
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by:ianinspain
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Sure, as i said, the guy who was doing remote testing was behind NAT but on windows PC going through a LINUX server.. He basically messed up with regards to the firewall as far as i know. He fixed the problem at his end, it was nothing to do with my RRAS or windows 2003 server.

I don't mind either way to assign points or not but i thought the normal was that if the question was resolved by myself then i would ask for the question to be close.

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I was just asking for some clarification.  Thank you for the answer.  It makes sense to me now.
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your welcome.
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