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    Cachepilot port forwarding

    Right, so all somerset schools have been given a CachePilot (well, we got a Plus model) and as our ISA server is due for replacement, I am trying to configure it to take over.

    So, can anyone tell me how I get the blooming thing to forward an RDP port?

    Ie. I have remote desktop set up as a service, but there doesn't seem to be any way to get it to actually do the port forwarding - from the internet.

    Any ideas? Or should I simply tell my boss that it is time we got our VPN set up instead?

    EDIT: Also, it is running V5.1 of the software.
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    Im on version 4.

    The only firewall settings afaik are under Security - firewall. If it doesnt look asthough you can do it, you probably cant.
    Believe me, after 4 years of using cachepilot i can report it is the worst product i have ever used. If at all possible get rid. It certainly cant replace an ISA box, nor was it designed to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Im on version 4.

    The only firewall settings afaik are under Security - firewall. If it doesnt look asthough you can do it, you probably cant.
    Believe me, after 4 years of using cachepilot i can report it is the worst product i have ever used. If at all possible get rid. It certainly cant replace an ISA box, nor was it designed to.
    The only functionality I want is web caching/proxying and forwarding one port. But if it can't manage it, i'll just have to get my boss to spend some cash.

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    Definitely time to hit VPN route... RDP over Port forward is possibly a mite insecure.
    VPN doesn't *have* to cost money....

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    The only functionality I want is web caching/proxying and forwarding one port. But if it can't manage it, i'll just have to get my boss to spend some cash.
    Its terrible at everything it does. Caching relies (or atleast used to rely) on an external DNS server, defeating half the point in webcaching.

    Filtering - its unstable even though its built on squid. URL filtering is so shockingly bad its haldly worth having. Regex doesnt work. Safe sites are blocked, unsafe sites are unblocked. Bypassing the filter is quite easy.

    User authentication is abit insecure to say the least.

    MS download and update site is blocked even to admins - error is "Profile unknown, anonymous". Sounds obvious what that is but i can assure you i am authenticated properly.

    You get lots of "temporary glitches"

    I could go on but i dnt think edugeeks SQL db is large enough

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    ok, i think i'll take this opportunity to just use it for espresso caching then. it can sit somewhere buzzing away and that'll do. I'll figure something else out for our caching/proxying/vpn needs.

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    You're looking for something that does caching, proxy and VPN in one...

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