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bio website blairhippo.com
location Pittsburgh, PA
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seen Feb 19 at 16:41
Professional computer nerd usually working in web applications.

Mar
24
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
19
awarded  Tumbleweed
Feb
12
asked Mouse, keyboard not working through KVM switch on Windows 7 Enterprise
Oct
27
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
20
awarded  Benefactor
Feb
20
comment Connecting to work machine
Unsatisfying though it is, given than IT is being glacially slow helping out, I'm pretty sure this is the correct answer. I simply don't have the permissions I need to punch holes in the firewall that my Mac can use.
Feb
20
accepted Connecting to work machine
Feb
13
revised Connecting to work machine
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Feb
13
comment Connecting to work machine
The direct Ethernet cable doesn't seem to be doing anything. On Windows, I see an "Unidentified network" show up on the Network and Sharing Center, but I still can't ping the Windows box from the Mac, nor can I access it via HTTP. Is there something I need to configure on the Windows side?
Feb
12
comment Connecting to work machine
The 8080 port is configured by the glassfish server; when I access 8080, I'm using Firefox, not ping. And it looks like the Mac firewall is already turned off.
Feb
12
revised Connecting to work machine
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Feb
12
comment Connecting to work machine
@harrymc: The work machine is 192.168.1.4, the Mac is 192.168.1.7. I can ping the Mac from the work machine, but not vice-versa.
Feb
8
comment Connecting to work machine
@Serge: Glad to know I'm not simply insane/incompetent. :-)
Feb
8
comment Connecting to work machine
Yup yup. I asked my boss for permission before I even brought my personal machine through the door. I'd hate for that to happen to me, too.
Feb
8
comment Connecting to work machine
Of course, it doesn't help that I'm at a very remote, very small office; I can't track down the sysadmin at his/her cubicle and beg for assistance. I asked my supervisor for help, only to be told that he couldn't get anything like that working, either -- and if I figure it out, I need to share.
Feb
8
comment Connecting to work machine
Trying; I'm going through the help desk. Thus far, the responses have boiled down to "Yeah, that should be working!" I'm not looking for sneaky hacks here, I just want to figure out why it isn't working. :-)
Feb
8
comment Connecting to work machine
I've tried reaching it with the VPN on and off; doesn't seem to make a difference. I'm using Cisco Systems VPN Client Version 5.0.07.0440.
Feb
8
comment Connecting to work machine
@techturtle: Under Network -> Proxies, I'm not seeing any proxy settings defined.
Feb
8
comment Turning Off Windows 7 Firewall
Thanks for your help, Scott. I just posted a new question (superuser.com/questions/548574/connecting-to-work-machine) related to this one if you'd like to go for another checkmark. :-)
Feb
8
asked Connecting to work machine