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10.5: A number of ways to access Screen Sharing
Authored by: RickyB on Oct 28, '07 08:14:19PM
I was actually wondering if it would allow true internet addresses (mapped to the appropriate IP address), such as http://www.something.com. I have my computer IP address mapped to and dynamically updated to an internet "http" address so that I don't have to remember my dynamically changing IP address (dumb cable company).

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10.5: A number of ways to access Screen Sharing
Authored by: Whosawhatsis on Nov 07, '07 06:27:26AM
http and vnc are different protocols, but they use the same addressing. It will work with any hostname as long as it can resolve it to the IP address of a computer running a VNC/ARD server, but if you use http for the protocol part of the address, it will think you're trying to access a web page (or possibly webdav share) and it will connect the wrong software to the wrong port and you won't get screen sharing. In the case of your example, you would want vnc://www.something.com (although it's unlikely that the www subdomain will be used in this case).

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