On 08 Feb 2006, at 11:46, Alex Y. wrote:
Thibaut Barrère wrote:
sorry for the slighty out of topic question but I’m sure someone
here will be able to answer.
Does anyone use some kind of remote connection to connect to
MacOS ? I’m thinking of using VNC but I’d love to hear from other
(especially secure) alternatives.
OSXvnc works fine for me…
Other solutions available are Timbuktu Pro (http://www.netopia.com/
software/products/tb2/multi/), it’s not free, but you can tunnel it
over SSH. You could actually do the same for VNC, just tunnel it
through SSH and you should be ready to go.
Another option would be to use a VPN connection. These should be
quite secure and from my personal experience, remote access
applications are a bit snappier when run over VPN too (don’t ask me
why). Remote Access solutions for the Mac sadly never get the
performance you get from Terminal Services or FreeNX.
If you want to run multiple OS X remote sessions on one Mac, you’ll
need to create a few accounts, run OSXvnc on each account (use fast
user switching, make sure they are all logged in) and host each
OSXvnc on a different port. It has some quirks, but it works… kind of.
Peter De Berdt