Hey, I'm curious about this more than anything, maybe some network guru can give me an answer.
I've got a server on my home network that I access at home and remotely. At home I use the internal IP or DNS name to get into it using RDP. Externally I use my dyndns domain name to get to my router, which then NATs me in to it.
I'm just curious - since my dyndns details are configured on my adsl router, is it smart enough to know if the RDP request is coming from the internal or external network?
For example: If I RDP the server from within my home network will the request go out to the internet and then come back in through dyndns to my router then my server? Or will the request go to my router, which then see's the dyndns request and routes it internally before it goes to the internet?
The reason I ask is that I often choose my Home shortcut instead of my Remote one while I'm out and about, or vice versa if I'm at home. If I can delete the Home one altogether and just use the dyndns shortcut that would save me some frustration Also I don't want to have to use my internet bandwidth to RDP the server from home if I can help it - hence the home shortcut and this question in general!
What do you think?