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Terminology
Authored by: hayne on Jul 17, '06 08:48:32AM

Just as a clarification, note that the usual VNC terminology is that the "client" is the program that is used to view the remote machine - i.e. what you referred to as the "viewer".

The program that runs on the machine that is being viewed is usually called the "server". (You referred to this as the "client"). It is the server machine that is providing the data and hence simplifying the desktop background on this machine may lessen the amount of data being sent.
(Enabling "Apple Remote Desktop" in OS X's "Sharing" preferences runs the built-in VNC server component.)



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Authored by: giulio on Jul 17, '06 10:01:57AM

Yes I realized that, but it is basically correct. I used the word 'viewer' instead of 'admin' by mistake.

That's how ARD uses 'client' and 'admin' terms. The client is the machine that you view/control - the client is free and built into mac os x, in the sharing control panel. The admin is the viewER, the software you buy to view/control many clients. (think different)

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Authored by: aaronrp on Jul 17, '06 11:41:27AM

And, of course, in the X Windowing System the client is the program that is displaying the data on the server's screen.

It's all very confusing.



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