VNC Control of a Mac With Tiger

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Date: Monday, December 5th, 2005, 00:02
Category: Tutorial

chicken-of-the-vnc.jpgMost people don’t realize that VNC support is built right into Tiger. If this sounds over your head VNC is a desktop sharing system which uses the rfb (Remote FrameBuffer) protocol to remotely control another computer. It transmits the keyboard presses and mouse clicks from one computer to another relaying the screen updates back in the other direction, over a network.
Translation: You can remotely control you Mac from another Mac, PC, Palm or Blackberry. However the functionality is a bit hidden. MacMiniColo has posted a really simple tutorial for setting up VNC on your Mac. Remember this only works on Tiger (10.4) not Panther (10.3).


chicken-of-the-vnc.jpgMost people don’t realize that VNC support is built right into Tiger. If this sounds over your head VNC is a desktop sharing system which uses the rfb (Remote FrameBuffer) protocol to remotely control another computer. It transmits the keyboard presses and mouse clicks from one computer to another relaying the screen updates back in the other direction, over a network.
Translation: You can remotely control you Mac from another Mac, PC, Palm or Blackberry. However the functionality is a bit hidden. MacMiniColo has posted a really simple tutorial for setting up VNC on your Mac. Remember this only works on Tiger (10.4) not Panther (10.3).

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