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post #18 of Old 01-18-2011
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Sorry, but most of these would require some sort of port forwarding on the router, since the incoming request would have to be delivered to the computer.

Also, a proxy server really doesn't help in most cases.
SD, the entire point of GoToMyPC is that you don't need port forwarding. I'm not certain how it works, but if I had to guess, I'd say that it maintains an outgoing connection to a GoToMyPC server at all times, so when you connect to the service, it uses that existing connection. No need to establish a connection into the computer. I also suspect this is why it gives nightmares to IT departments everywhere -- it's a huge security risk for a company if their employees can open up connections like that without approval from IT.

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