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Snow Leopard iChat auto-accept script anomaly over WAN
Authored by: withdave on May 19, '10 12:52:59PM

For me the iChat auto-accept script works like a charm accessing screens from Macs running Leopard and Snow Leopard on my local LAN. However, when connecting to my parent's Macs over the Internet it will not let me into a Mac running Snow Leopard yet works fine on their Leopard Macs. This cannot be a router related issue because all Macs are going through the same routers on both ends. All accounts are AIM screen names.

After several frustrating attempts trying to get the remote Snow Leopard connection to auto-accept I assumed this was an extra security feature Apple added in Snow Leopard. However, I just accidentally found a way to get around the problem. Just start an audio chat first and it will auto-accept. Then make your screen sharing request and that will auto-accept too.

Both screen sharing and audio chat auto-accept use the same entry in the auto-accept script so I figure Snow Leopard has a bug or Apple didn't totally cover their security enhancement. I hope its the former, because it is extremely useful for me to work on my parents Macs without having them to have to go to their computers to answer an accept request dialog. Especially at 3 in the morning! ;-)

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