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How to securely control another Mac over the internet
Authored by: joshturse on Jan 17, '07 01:50:15PM

The problem I have with these solutions, and the Mac, is that a VNC session is visible at both ends. In my case, I want to use this with a computer at work, which requires a certain level of information control. Unlike Windows Remote Desktop Connections, a VNC session with a Mac is visible to everyone standing in the room with my work Mac - which would normally either have me sitting in front of it or be secured with it's screensaver (and OF passwords, etc).

Has anyone found a solution where the remote keyboard is locked and the remote screen is not viewable?

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How to securely control another Mac over the internet
Authored by: dcoyle on Jan 21, '07 08:45:41AM

That's a very good question. Leopard is supposed to have virtual desktops. Seems like the next logical step would be to make individual desktop(s) non-shared among connections just like terminal or X11 sessions. This more-unixy behavior would be preferable to Windows Remote Desktop which locks the console screen when you connect, which in turn is preferable to VNC's behavior of sharing the local and remote screens.

The one advantage of a shared screen is when you are explaining something over a distance and they can follow along with what you are telling them. Perhaps Apple will reserve that capability for ARD server since that is more like something a Help Desk would use and pay for.

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