Remote Control for other Macs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Diomedes, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. Diomedes macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2004
    San Francisco
    I had this question from another person that I convinced to switch:

    "I am trying to login to another mac via the web..In the past I have
    been to to this by using or but I was
    unable to find any similar service for mac with the exeption of
    Timbucktu, which required a VPN connection.

    I was reading a mac dev site, it suggested ssh, but not sure if can do
    that with connecting to a server on the other side."

    Does anyone know of anything like that? I suggested Apple Remote Desktop, but I figured it was worth a shot to ask here.

    Thanks in advance!
    (Doing my part to convert the heathen Windows folks...3 and counting!)
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    If you get the Mac-to-be-controlled a dynamic DNS address (I suggest a free one from, then you can not only SSH to it over the web (which works great), but can (ever so slowly) control it by turning on Apple Remote Desktop in System Preferences->Sharing (or use Share My Desktop) and then connecting with a VNC client, like Chicken of the VNC.

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