OSXvnc Java Applet

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Fuddy Duddy, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. Fuddy Duddy macrumors newbie

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    Feb 21, 2005
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    Hey ya'll

    I've got an eMac 10.4.4 at home and I want to access this from a remote location on a PC. I've succeeded in doing this by using realvnc viewer on the pc and osxvnc server on my mac using ports 5900 and 5901.

    How do I do this with a web-browser? Per the OSXvnc website, I downloaded a java viewer that supposedly is needed. But I'm still missing the boat somewhere and surely I'm not the only dingus that's wanted to do this! :)

    My reason for using the browser is I may not always be able to download a vncviewer on the computer I'm trying to access my mac with.

    Can anyone help or give me another way to use a webbrowser to access my remote mac? I've googled this 'till my little fingers are raw and mama's ready to divorce me due to paying her a lack of attention!

    If I've left out any important details, just shoot me a note back and Ill try and fill in the blanks

    Thanks a bunch

    Fuddy
     
  2. Coolnat2004 macrumors 6502

    Coolnat2004

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    Jan 12, 2005
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    You can host the java viewer on a webserver and use that to access your mac. If you can link me to the java viewer that you prefer, I will host it for you for free if you like (assuming that you don't eat up my bandwidth ;) ).

    Only problem with that is that none of the java viewers seem to work on my Mac. On Windows they seem to be fine.

    Oh, also, Mac OS 10.4+ has a VNC server built in - just enable Apple Remote Desktop and set a VNC password in it's 'options' and you're good to go (display 0 / port 5900 of course). It works well, but it doesn't seem to support any type of compression. I use OSxVNC on a 10.3.9 iMac -- I'm not sure if it support compression or not (I use it over the LAN so I don't really need to mess with all that).
     

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