Wan Forward: Can I do this?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by SethC, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. SethC

    SethC Addicted to LI Member

    My firewall at work is blocking me from logging on to an application (IB TWS) it uses port 4000 or 4001. I want to change the settings to point the application to my router at home on a different open port and then have the router forward to the destination on port 4000. Not sure if will even work but I thought I would try.

    Basically port forwarding but to a WAN destination and change the destination port from lets say 80 to 4000
  2. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    You'd be better off running some sort of authentication-based SOCKS proxy on your network and port-forward to that.

  3. SethC

    SethC Addicted to LI Member

    Im not sure I follow you but if the router could do that wouldnt that be better?

    Basically your saying run a SOCKS proxy on the home network to forward traffic from this application from my network at work?

    What is on of the better SOCKS proxies?

  4. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    It's "better" only on the router if you don't have a server-like PC up 24/7 on your home network.

    I personally use Socks Puppet on Windows XP and am quite happy with the results.

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