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Manage multiple NATted Macs with Apple Remote Desktop
Authored by: blueatria on Feb 19, '08 02:45:28PM
I have been using hamachi (https://secure.logmein.com/products/hamachi/list.asp) for a long time to let me access my macs at home while I am away from home and manage my parents windoze machine from anywhere. It provides a secure VPN style private network that you can do any sort of ip connection over. I use 10.5 screen sharing and ssh to talk to my macs and a vnc client to manage the windoze box. It works great. There is a free versions of hamachi for windoze OSX and others. LogMeIn also have paid for products which I have tried but they don't really do what I want simply.
Hamachi install is a little bit of a pain and is only command line. The gui version still has some problems with Leopard but the command line version works great. There is a forum that is usefull for setup queries.
You could continue to use ARD if you want but there would be no need for any port fowarding nonsense and hamachi is very secure. Just my 2cents.

On a side note I have tried to get Back to my Mac working and that has been a complete waste of time. I have all Apple hardware and I am a paying subscriber to .mac and have had no luck at all.

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