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I am setting up a game server (OpenSim) and I am needing to login to the server from an outside vantage point to do some testing from outside my home network.

I will be doing this on a Windows XP Home running on a laptop.

What will I need in order to get this "seeing my game server" from the internet without having to run off to a friends house to access it from their IP?

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Wow, you're going to need quite some drives and spare time if you're going to emulate tha internets itself! – BloodPhilia Jan 2 '11 at 21:44
Remote desktop to your friends PC (go to my PC), login from there. – Moab Jan 2 '11 at 21:45
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You're looking for a remote access solution. The common choices are:

  • Remote Desktop (built-in to Windows XP Pro but not Home, requires a port forwarded through the router)

  • VNC (installable, requires a port forwarded through the router)

  • Proprietary remote access solutions such as TeamViewer, LogMeIn, GoToMyPC, etc. (installable, doesn't require any port forwarding).

See the question "What's the best remote desktop application?" for more information and recommendations.

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Nice, complete answer – Sathya Jan 3 '11 at 5:02

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