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Manage multiple NATted Macs with Apple Remote Desktop
Authored by: da2357 on Feb 19, '08 10:22:32AM

I agree that the solution several have mentioned of assigning static IPs is a better long-term solution. As was pointed out, though, the disadvantage is that it leaves ARD potentially open for all (at least anyone capable of figuring out account names and passwords). However, this can be resolved by teaching the end-user to leave ARD ("Remote Management" in 10.5) off except for when you've coordinated a time that you'll connect to resolve their computer woes. Giving the end-user the ability to toggle on-off ARD in System Preferences > Sharing gives them the security of knowing that their computers are not open to the world's prying eyes. I've done this with a number of clients and it works fine.

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