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Use Apple Remote Desktop with Macs behind firewalls
Authored by: kray on Jul 07, '06 07:42:36PM

And on that note -- why note just have the remote user setup a reverse (-R) tunnel and just use that?

ssh -R 5901:127.0.0.1:5900 user@yourmac.com

Then you could simply point your ARD at localhost:5901 using the remote username/password on their Mac.

For some reason -- trying to substitute localhost for 127.0.0.1 above does not work ... and for that I'm not sure why (yet :). Any hints?

Also -- as previously stated ARD works best on a local network as it also uses UDP traffic for full functionality for which ssh is only TCP based (today). The remote desktop functionality will work as-is for TCP port 5900 -- though you'll lose other capabilities as remote shutdown/restart, locking the screen, etc...



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