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10.7: Multi-user Screen Sharing
Authored by: kevinp on Nov 04, '11 01:58:07PM
When this feature was announced I thought I might be able to use it to open a window into another account (e.g. my admin account) on the same machine without the hassle of entering the password when switching back and forth using fast user switching. I've never been able to get this to work.

Am I missing something?

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Kevin


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10.7: Multi-user Screen Sharing
Authored by: joekewe on Nov 04, '11 02:21:59PM

Just tried ScreenSharing to Localhost and got a "You cannot control your own screen." error. Let me know if you can think of another IP address on my own machine to try.



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10.7: Multi-user Screen Sharing
Authored by: leamanc on Nov 04, '11 03:22:51PM

127.0.0.1 is the IP for localhost, but it will probably give the same error. Alternately, you can put in your actual IP address, but I would fully expect the same error in this case, also.



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10.7: Multi-user Screen Sharing
Authored by: palahala on Nov 06, '11 07:11:28AM

Creating a local SSH tunnel works for me. Enable Remote Login (aka SSH) in System Preferences Sharing, and in Terminal run:

ssh -NL 5901:localhost:5900 localhost

Finally, use Screen Sharing to connect to localhost:5901 (instead of the default port 5900).

However, this is extremely slow on my MacBook Air. Also, one should be very careful not to open a Screen Sharing session to the current screen: that will get one an endless Droste effect...



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