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Apple Remote Desktop Administration from a PC with NAT
Authored by: emanon on Oct 30, '07 12:52:51PM

Here's my suggestion (I've been using both of these techniques for years):

1: sign up for DynDNS or No-IP.com dynamic DNS (give your IP address a name)
2a: if you can, punch a link through on your NAT router on the Mac side so that some port redirects to port 22 on the Mac.
3a: turn on SSH on the Mac; make sure that VNC/ARD is only locally accessible.
4a: Install PuTTY on your PC, and set up a connection to your Mac's domain that includes a PC to Mac tunnel for port 5900.
5a: Install UltraVNC on your PC, and connect to localhost (keep PuTTY active while doing this).
2b: if you can't manipulate your firewall, install Hamachi from hamachi.cc.
3b: install Hamachi and UltraVNC on your PC and connect to the Mac's Hamachi IP.

Going the other way, you can use Microsoft's Remote Desktop client for OS X to connect to Windows XP and later. Or, you can install Chicken of the VNC, and connect to the UltraVNC server. SSH Tunnel takes the place of PuTTY.



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