Remote Control for other Macs

Diomedes

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Original poster
Oct 5, 2004
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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 www.logmein.com or www.gotomypc.com 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!)
 

jsw

Moderator emeritus
Mar 16, 2004
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Andover, MA
Diomedes said:
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!)
If you get the Mac-to-be-controlled a dynamic DNS address (I suggest a free one from DynDNS.org), 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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