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A workaround for Remote Desktop's fixed VNC port
Authored by: wallybear on Jan 10, '08 02:29:55PM
If the problem is only to use a different port, you can simply add a ipfw firewall rule like this one:

fwd 127.0.0.1,5900 tcp from any to me dst-port 12345

This rule will route calls to port 12345 (or whichever port you put there) to the 5900 port. You will use a different port for every Mac to be remotely controlled. No need to use tunneling.
You can do that by hand or use the nifty application WaterRoof to set the rules, temporarily or permanently.

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A workaround for Remote Desktop's fixed VNC port
Authored by: macsrwe on Oct 14, '09 09:44:11AM

Thank you, thank you for the ipfw solution. I can't depend on my clients having routers that do port translation (e.g., Qwest's standard Actiontec PK5000 DSL interface does not) or MobileMe accounts for Back to My Mac.



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