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mridang_agarwal

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Hey Everyone.

Im on a 10M LAN network. It so fast that I want o set up and FTP server using IIS for myself and my friends. The problem is I'm behind a NAT. I 'cannot' do anything to the router - cant enable/disbale port forwarding etc. cause i don't have access. Is there 'any' way i can set up and FTP and also stuff like Remote desktop. Someone told me something about some application Hamachi, I have absolutely no clue what that is! With so many people behind NAT these days, i guess there must be a solution. This is one time I really really need geek help. I'm tearing my hair out in frustration. All the tutorials i read online try to over simplify the scenario by using cliches such as 'port-forwarding'. Not everyone has NAT/router access.

Cheers!
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Tyger

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Have you talked with the network administrator about this? That seems like the right thing to do in a case like this. They can give you guidance and tell you whether it is allowed.
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98springer

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"Not everyone has NAT/router access."

Hmmm.....

See Tyger's reply. :whistling:
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thenotch

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Your network admin probably has this set for a very specific reason... if every Joe set up a FTP behind the NAT or had the ability to do so it would jeopardize the security of the network.

Your only real course is to speak with the net admin and see if he will allow it. If not, any other course would be unethical and could get you into some trouble.

The FTP port is a VERY common port and opening it up creates a huge can of worms most net admins want to avoid like the plague.

You can specify a different port but again, this requires net admin privileges.
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