[kind of OT] Software Remote connect to MacOS?


#1

Hi

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.

I’m just fond of textmate, I have a dell laptop which I’d like to use as
a
terminal.

kind regards

Thibaut


#2

Thibaut Barrère wrote:

Hi

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…


#3

On 08 Feb 2006, at 11:46, Alex Y. wrote:

Thibaut Barrère wrote:

Hi
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.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt


#4

Hi

thanks for those replies, they put me on the right path. After your mail
I’ve searched for OSXvnc (which I didn’t know so far), the faq are here
http://www.redstonesoftware.com/vnc.html#download and they explain how
to
use SSH and multiple sessions.

thanks! (and what a nice list we have here)

Thibaut

[blog] http://www.dotnetguru2.org/tbarrere


#5

On 08 Feb 2006, at 13:58, Thibaut Barrère wrote:

Hi

thanks for those replies, they put me on the right path. After your
mail I’ve searched for OSXvnc (which I didn’t know so far), the faq
are here http://www.redstonesoftware.com/vnc.html#download and they
explain how to use SSH and multiple sessions.

thanks! (and what a nice list we have here)

I must add I’m unable to use my AZERTY keyboard with Chicken of the
VNC (and other OS X VNC clients), I have to set my system’s keyboard
layout to American QWERTY in order for the mapping to be correct.
Since your name looks pretty French to me, you might run into the
same problem.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt


#6

OSXvnc works fine for me…

Tiger and (maybe) Panther have built in VNC support, no additional VNC
Server required.

Open up System Preferences, Sharing, check Apple Remote Desktop, then
check VNC Viewers May Control Screen with Password (and enter a good
password there). then make sure port 5900 is open on your mac and any
firewall between you and the world. Et le voila!

Brian


#7

I must add I’m unable to use my AZERTY keyboard with Chicken of the
VNC (and other OS X VNC clients), I have to set my system’s keyboard
layout to American QWERTY in order for the mapping to be correct.
Since your name looks pretty French to me, you might run into the
same problem.

Well I’m quite French yes :slight_smile: Thanks for the update, I’ll have a try a
keep
the list posted.


#8

On Wed, 2006-02-08 at 15:48 +0100, Brian K. wrote:

OSXvnc works fine for me…

Tiger and (maybe) Panther have built in VNC support, no additional VNC
Server required.

Open up System Preferences, Sharing, check Apple Remote Desktop, then
check VNC Viewers May Control Screen with Password (and enter a good
password there). then make sure port 5900 is open on your mac and any
firewall between you and the world. Et le voila!


umm…that’s not encrypted is it?

Craig


#9

Brian K. wrote:

OSXvnc works fine for me…

Tiger and (maybe) Panther have built in VNC support, no additional VNC
Server required.

Open up System Preferences, Sharing, check Apple Remote Desktop, then
check VNC Viewers May Control Screen with Password (and enter a good
password there). then make sure port 5900 is open on your mac and any
firewall between you and the world. Et le voila!
Ooh! Nice :slight_smile: I had no idea it had VNC tucked in there… Will have
to give that a try.