Automatic reverse remote connection?
Posted on 2007-07-20
For some time I've been looking for a solution to this. No luck so far. Maybe because this is a really special case. Anyway, here it is:
I want to make use of the office's server (Windows 2003), who has a decent connection speed at night hours. I would like to be able to remotely connect to it, but there are some restrictions. I.e., incoming connections are not allowed, and for outgoing connections, the only usable port is the 80. Maybe the firewall could be also blocking non-HTTP traffic.
I would say I could solve the problem with a reverse connection, making the server connect to my home's pc, but that solution is not any functional because: 1) my PC won't be on every time; and 2) I cannot have a partner on the other side to start a connection (or reconnect in case of problems) during night.
So I would need "some" remote access software that would keep trying to connect to my PC (I could use a dynamic DNS service - I have a fixed IP address anyway), and once it gets connected, that was a reverse connection, being my PC the "client".
-To top it all- sometimes there's a power outage during night. This would reset the server. Because of that, I probably need that the remote access software runs as a service, to automatically reconnect to my PC once it's available.
What kind of software do I need here?
Thanks for the long read. ;)