[GnomeMeeting-list] Re: Connecting to Netmeeting which is on a home network

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Allan schrieb:
> First of all let me congratulate everyone associated with this project for a 
> first-class effort.  I was particularly impressed by the quality of the 
> documentation.  But, after spending two frustrating weeks off and on I am 
> still no closer to making a connection to Netmeeting.
> I have finally determined that the problem I'm having is that both of the 
> systems I am trying to communicate with are running on home networks and of 
> course the H323 protocol demands a direct connection.  Unfortunately the 
> documentation makes no mention of this problem.
> Would someone please, please, please tell me how to connect to a system on a 
> home network  bearing in mind that I'll have to pass on the instructions to a 
> couple of typical Windows users.  And PLEASE don't tell me to have them 
> install gnugk to act as their gatekeeper.  One look at it's documentation is 
> likely to drive them kicking and screaming away from anything to do with 
> Linux and OSS.  Besides which, if I understand correctly, that only provides 
> them with a way to connect to me not vice versa.
> Allan

First try to ping the other hosts.
Be sure that your firewall ( or the other host's firewall ) doesn't
block the H323 + RTP ports ( see FAQ ).

If this succeeds try to enter just their IP address in the address field.

Jan Schiefer!

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