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Use Apple Remote Desktop with Macs behind firewalls
Authored by: k0t1k968 on Jul 14, '06 01:02:53PM

Excellent hint.

Using ipfw I was able to connect to Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) client via SSH tunnel. One problem still remains. ARD refuse to recognize tunneled ARD client as "ARD Client". It thinks that it is just generic VNC server on other end of the tunnel( Current Status = VNC On ). As a result, none of ARD "extras" work ( Copy, Install, Unix, ... ).

Is it possible, to "convince" ARD that there is a "ARD Client" on other end of the tunnel?

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Use Apple Remote Desktop with Macs behind firewalls
Authored by: Zeitkind on Jul 15, '06 05:08:59AM
No, because ARD is based on TCP and UDP-connections. ssh can only tunnel TCP as stated above, so you only will get the "VNC-part" of ARD. If you want a full working ARD, you should try VPN (either with roadwarriors or net2net). Any Linux based firewall with FreeSwan/OpenSwan or OpenVPN will be fine for that. Another possiblity is to tunnel UDP over TCP, some solutions for unix are around. I tried to build udptunnel (http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/~lennox/udptunnel/) and it seems to start. Not tested though because I use VPNs for that.

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