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

On Sunday 15 May 2005 05:37, Jan Schiefer wrote:
> 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.

But that's the whole problem.  They don't have an IP address that's 
recognisable from outside.  The have an address which is translated by the 
wireless modem/router used by their home network.


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