Any way to set up this routing in Tomato?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by ajf3, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. ajf3

    ajf3 LI Guru Member

    Hi all,

    I have the XP pro hack in place so that I can have multiple RDP sessions at one time - ie, if someone is logged in at the console I can RDP into the same machine from my laptop and run another session without XP making them disconnect.

    Anyhoo, when I'm logged in at the console and RDP to the same machine via my local net ip (to open a session as another user) it recognizes that I'm connecting to the same machine & doesn't let me open the session. If however, I RDP to an internet domain that I have pointed back to the same machine (via port forwarding in the router), it lets me open the session ok.

    While it does allow me to open the session through the internet, it's somewhat slow. I'm wondering if Tomato would allow me to somehow create another local net ip that loops back to the ip of the machine I want to control. This way I can get around XP detecting that I'm already on the console of the machine I want to control and I can also avoid the slowdown of doing the internet loop...

    If this made any sense, I'd appreciate feedback on if/how I can set up something like this up via Tomato.

  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    I wonder if you can use the local "WAN IP nat Loopback" to do what you want - connect to the routers WAN IP by IP or dyndns name and use the same port forwards as the remote loopback?
  3. ajf3

    ajf3 LI Guru Member

    Thx for the respone... not sure if that would work or not, but I found a pretty straightforward solution. In XP you can assign multiple IP's to a NIC... I went ahead and assigned 2 ip's & RDP doesn't realize that the 2nd one is on the same machine.
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