Need a remote connection software for OSX Leopard - Try Teamviewer

vddrnnr

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Hi all,

Teamviewer ( not affiliated ) supports direct connections ( through ip address ) on a local LAN or Internet
without connecting through teamviewer's server network.
Version 7.011515 still works with Leopard PPC ( not sure about Tiger ).
This way you can connect to other machines ( OSX, Windows, Linux ) without problems
by installing the "compatible" version in the case of windows 7.014563 works fine.
I'm using it right now to connect to a windows 2012 server without any problems and it is FAST :D .

Hope this helps you guys.

Best regards,
voidRunner
 
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vddrnnr

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Hi Project,

I also use Screen Sharing to connect to other Macs.
But this is much faster and has more options ( ex. File Transfer, manual quality control , Share only
a specific window ).
And is specially usefull if you're connecting to windows machines because of the security
requirements for more recent versions.
In my tests it also seems lighter on local resources and does not suffer any big endian / little endian
issues or keyboard layout issues.
To connect to other Macs Screen Sharing works great but unfortunatelly other VNC servers
do not allow all the options screensharing has.

Best regards,
voidRunner
 
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Hughmac

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A few years ago on Valentines Day I left my Mac at home with TeamViewer open, and from work I played our wedding song to my wife at home.
She phoned me up in tears of joy when she heard it :)

Cheers :)

Hugh
 

Amethyst1

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I take it you cannot connect to machines running the latest version of TeamViewer from a machine running Leopard and the last version compatible with it? Is running an older version of TeamViewer a security risk?
 

repairedCheese

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I take it you cannot connect to machines running the latest version of TeamViewer from a machine running Leopard and the last version compatible with it? Is running an older version of TeamViewer a security risk?
The latest version won't let you connect from 7 and it won't connect to 7 either, and I've yet to find a way to run two different versions at the same time, That's why I use VNC, and specifically Vine Server on Tiger and Leopard, since the built in server kept on liking to freeze up on me.
 
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eyoungren

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The latest version won't let you connect from 7 and it won't connect to 7 either, and I've yet to find a way to run two different versions at the same time, That's why I use VNC, and specifically Vine Server on Tiger and Leopard, since the built in server kept on liking to freeze up on me.
You may find this useful on Tiger: https://bafford.com/software/unlockupd/
 

vddrnnr

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Hi guys,

Well... VNC has no encryption ;-).
Maybe you can have differente versions using Virtual Machines.
Regarding the New Version/Old version connection that is possible.
I've just tried connecting from version 14.4.2669 from July 2019 to the 7.0.11515 and it
works ( LAN connection ). Not sure about newer verions.

Best regards,
voidRunner
 

repairedCheese

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Hi guys,

Well... VNC has no encryption ;-).
Maybe you can have differente versions using Virtual Machines.
Regarding the New Version/Old version connection that is possible.
I've just tried connecting from version 14.4.2669 from July 2019 to the 7.0.11515 and it
works ( LAN connection ). Not sure about newer verions.

Best regards,
voidRunner
What I can tell you is that it will not work with 15.2.2756. And, it's an utter shame. If I wasn't already using it all over the place, I might consider downgrading, but TeamViewer is how I maintain quite a few Windows systems, and it's not really an option for me.
 

bobesch

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Unfortunately TeamViewer is like other online/cloud-stuff juggernauts, that smash further support for their roots/old versions.
For local networks it might be still an option, but when I tried to connect v7 to v7 through the internet some time ago, AFAIR connection was restricted to a few minutes. (There might be better options for paying customers)
Between Macs/OSX (both PPC&intel and local or via VPN) ScreenSharing and FileSharing is the inbuilt alternative.
For Mac to Win there is RDP-Client and FileSharing through SMB or FTP.
For Win to Mac(os9/OSX) there's VNC-clients, SMB and FTP too.
But I really miss the convenience of TeamViewer!
 
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