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Simple speed-up tips for Apple Remote Desktop and VNC
Authored by: osxpounder on Jul 17, '06 12:35:44PM

Wow, that is confusing, if Apple refers to the server as the client.

When you connect, remotely, you are using a client, and the machine or program you connect to is the server. That's the correct way to use those words, as they are generally used.

Apple is still thinking of ARD as an administrator's tool, which probably explains why they call the server on each remote Mac the 'client' -- they figure there's only one ARD that 'administers' this machine, and it would be the 'server'.

Many people, including me, have been using ARD even though we do not administer multiple Macs. We just use it to remotely control our own Macs. Apple is gradually realizing this, but still only treat ARD as a top-down, one Ring to rule them all approach, seems to me.



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