Connect two macs over the web

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jefflemon, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. jefflemon macrumors newbie

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    How can I connect to my home mac from my work mac over the internet, any tutoirals out there?

    I want to be able to share files from work and home. Thanks
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. jefflemon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Id rather access the entire HD of each computer rather than having to put all my files in a drop box. Cant you connect via IP or soemthing?
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    check out logmein, where you can control one mac with another via a browser.

    Apple has back to my mac if you're a mobile me member

    And finally there is always the trusty vnc to allow control of one mac with another, though this option you may need to monkey with your router to enable port forwarding.
     
  5. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Personally, I use ssh and scp for file transfers. It's easier to reach the machines if you set up something like dyndns.

    To remote-control I use logmein.
     
  6. durija macrumors 6502

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  7. macrem macrumors 65816

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    I second this suggestion. This is the most secure method. I would furthermore suggest:
    . use a different port than port 22 (default ssh port)
    . use macfuse/sshfs if the CLI gives you a rash
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    TeamViewer works great for this, whether you're connecting Macs or PCs.
     
  9. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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