Okay, now I'm getting somewhere. I turned off my machine
and unplugged my ADSL router so that there is nothing
listening at all on my IP address. After attempting to
connect this morning, the connection is refused.
I guess that only leaves the ADSL router and my Windows
box at fault here, but I'm still mystified how either of
those would be redirection incoming connections on port
3389 to an entirely different machine? Behind the router,
my home PC has a 192.168.0.xxx address because of the NAT
and I've set the port redirection to that machine. Ergo,
any machine trying to connect to my IP should fall through
the NAT to my Windows XP Pro machine.
I suppose the next thing to do is turn the router back on
but leave my PC off. If I get redirected, I know it's
something to do with the router.
The traceroute seems to make sense. The route migrates
from my work network through an intermediary ISP then ends
up on a DNS resembling my home ISP before ending when it
gets to my machine, which is currently turned off so
there's no reply. I'll have to try this again once I
turned some things back on.
Cheers for your help!
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