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Manage multiple NATted Macs with Apple Remote Desktop
Authored by: Grant Symon on Feb 19, '08 09:09:48AM

I've been running ARD to manage remote Macs (via the internet) for a number of years and although it's harder to configure for internet use than Timbuktu, it has other advantages. However ... all this seems to be somewhat redundant since Leopard has ARD capability built-in. It seems that a lot of that capability is switched off, but that it can be activated, if you care to fiddle with plists and so on.

Simply using iChat with the built-in screen-sharing, is a far better solution. It's safer too, since there are no holes poked in the firewall.

There is another solution that I have used with great success too ... not particularly safe and requires that the remote router has UPnP support, but is very easy to configure and can map any port on the fly. Dead easy.


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Manage multiple NATted Macs with Apple Remote Desktop
Authored by: ghay on Feb 19, '08 02:20:23PM

I find is extremely good, and works with dynamic ip addresses.

I had major problems keeping track of a remote computer on a dynamic ip until using logmein.
I also pretty much use skype, as ichat really struggles with most public wifi zones.


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