RDC over the net?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by someguy, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. someguy macrumors 68020

    someguy

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    Straight to the point: Can I use Remote Desktop Connection (or any similar program) to access other people's PC's (or Mac's) over the internet like I can access the other systems on my own network?

    The reason being I provide a lot of software help (mostly malware removal, and a few other random things I could easily do via a remote connection if I could just establish one somehow).
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Absolutely. Provided the ports used aren't blocked (by the ISP/Router/firewall/whatever).

    And I suspect you already know this, but just in case..

    RDC is Mac -> PC only (XP Pro only?)

    Alternatively, you can use VNC (free) to control remote Macs and PCs from a Mac or a PC. All you need is a client locally and the VNC server running remotely.

    Timbuktu is a flashy type of VNC with many more bells and whistles and the associated price increase.

    Apple Remote Desktop is indespensible for controlling Macs remotely, and can connect to anything with a VNC server running.
     

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