Here's my setup: I have a laptop that I roam around everywhere with, and I have a desktop computer at home that is connected to the web using a router with NAT.
My objective here is to create an SSH server which I can use for the purpose of file storage/access as well as using it as a proxy server. However, the problem is that the desktop (which i'm using as the SSH server) is on a router behind a NAT. This means I can't connect to the server from outside my home network.
I want to be able to connect directly to my desktop from an outside network using the laptop. Here are the options I've found on the web so far:
Teamviewer - I really don't want to use this, I tried it and didn't like it one bit.
Configure port forwarding on the router - Again, not an option since the router is actually operated by the ISP and they won't let me reconfigure it.
Using a program called pwnat which I found here - This seems like the most viable of all my options, but I haven't been able to figure out how to get it to work. Also, from the poor documentation, it seems to be quite a pain to use as well.
Reverse tunnel as show here - This cannot work as I don't have a "middle" computer
Is there some way I can make the connection through SSH from the laptop on a regular basis? Otherwise, is there some other alternative that will let me use the desktop as a file server and proxy?
Edit: There was another alternative provided below by ObsessiveFOSS
- Using the gogo6 client - Seemed like a good option, but I couldn't make it work. Possibly because my ISP/Router doesn't appear to support IPv6.