Virtual Network Computing

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With the increasing ubiquitous-ness of internet, Virtual Network Computing (VNC) becomes a very viable option for many. You can set up your home computer to accept a VNC connection, and while on vacation, or at a friends house, you can use another computer, connected to internet, herein called the 'client', and log back into your home machine, herein called the 'host', over internet.

This is not for the queasy! ;=)) There is a great deal of painful detail involved in setting up the 'host' absolutely correctly - one wrong parameter and you will have no connection - and in the 'client', in fact in BOTH, there is a confusing plethora of software, from built in OS components, to lots of third party stuff. The 'host' must have software that acts as a VNC Server, and the 'client' must have a VNC Viewer.

2007.06.24 - CrossLoop - Simple Secure Screen Sharing - Having said the above I recently came across some VERY SIMPLE TO USE software that connects any two machines, cooperatively. By that I mean you must have a person sitting at the 'host' who gives you, via telephone, e-mail, skype, ..., a specific 'session number', which you enter in the 'client, and connect, ONLY with their explicit acceptance.

Link Description
Overview of VNC A Page giving a general overview of Virtual Network Computing, including setting up the Router, VNC Server and VNC Viewer.
Win-to-MAC Attempting a Windows XP remote (over internet) connection to a MAC OS X Server
UltraVNC Open source software, that includes a VNC Server and  VNC Viewer MS Windows machines.
MAC OS X Server Setting up a VNC Server on a MAC OS X Server.


Sites Viewed / Reviewed

The following is a list of site, in more or less alphabetic order, visited while getting a Windows-TO-MAC VNC/VPN connection running ... many have some interesting details ;=)) large Australian ISP static IP for ADSL About wireless / networking More about networking EASY TO USE - Simple Secure Screen Sharing - Connect 2 computers without any network settings. Uses TightVNC. It only takes a few minutes to download and setup and no signup is required. Apple IPSec Apple NAT Tools - DNS, Ping, IP, TraceRoute Apple TCP/UDP ports Mac OS X: What Is a Port? Apple locating vendor loopback information UNC/URL conventions MS Terminal Services - RDP Campus ITS help (Iowa) XP VNC Viewer for MAC Apple Remote Desktop 3 Overview 2006 My IP Information

top How is Port Forwarding Configured? Bigpond static IP for ADSL SkyView DVR Server on a Broadband VNC Enterprise for Mac OS X Remote Access (PITM) Chicken of the VNC (for OS X) Vine Server (OSXvnc) Windows XP Pro Remote Desktop VPN PPP-SSH Mini-HOWTO - 2001 Remote Control Software for all Apple Remote Desktop 3.1 Mac OS X Server version 10.4 Tiger A Free Telnet/SSH Client VPN 5000 Concentrator Software VPN Client (incl. Mac OS X) Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) FAQs What is DNS Find, rent DNS name DNS Service & Management (PITM) Network and DNS Tools (PITM) Dynamic DVR Server Address Allocation for Private Internets a few "HQX" and "SIT" files central coordinating functions of the global Internet PORT NUMBERS (last updated 2007) ITS IP Assignment What is Mac OS X? MAC OS X hints - Running VNC server on a headless Mac VNC control of a Mac OS X 104 - setup screens OS X Based VNC Server Released

top Remote Desktop Client (RDC) port forwarding problem Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac Support, Guides and Tips : Remote Access (PITM) port forwarding on your router or firewall Remote Access - ARD, AlmostVPN, ... The RFB Protocol - Richardson RealVNC Ltd - 2006 Vine Server for OS X (formerly OSXvnc) view the desktop of the RemotePC enabled Host (PITM) Finding and Retrieving RFCs, etc. free remote control software package - NOTE: This s/w triggered a warning from my McAfee anti-virus scanner! Cisco Router Configuration Commands Get Your Own Domain Name Using TZO with various routers (PITM) UltraVNC remote control (via internet or network) Chicken of the VNC - 2.0b4 - VNC client - OS X VPN Ports: Your Entry and Exit (PITM) a service that translates domain names into IP addresses What is my IP address? a virtual private network (VPN) using Windows XP PC from anywhere, LogMeIn Pro (PITM) - NOTE: This s/w seems to have no UNINSTALL capability! setting up VPN Client, using Cisco VPN Version 4.0 on Windows


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