Take Control of Screen Sharing in Leopard

Book description

Screen sharing lets you control one Mac while you sit at another. It's great for providing remote tech support, managing remote servers, and for collaborating with colleagues. Leopard brings screen sharing to normal Mac users, but adds complexity by enabling screen sharing via iChat, Bonjour, directly by entering an IP address, and Back to My Mac. In this book, networking expert Glenn Fleishman helps you figure out which type of screen sharing to use when, how to share screens with people who are not running Leopard and even with Windows users, and how to get the most out of Leopard's hidden Screen Sharing application.

Table of contents

  1. Take Control of Screen Sharing in Leopard
    1. Read Me First
      1. Updates
      2. Basics
    2. Introduction
    3. 1. Quick Start to Screen Sharing
    4. 2. Learn Screen-Sharing Basics
      1. Uses of Screen Sharing
      2. Sharing in Leopard
        1. Built-in support in Leopard
        2. Using VNC with Leopard and other systems
      3. The Security Behind Screen Sharing
    5. 3. Share Screens via iChat
      1. Ask the Doctor: What Can iChat Do?
      2. Start Screen Sharing Via iChat
      3. Controlling and Being Controlled Via iChat
        1. Controller
        2. Being controlled
      4. Stop Screen Sharing Via iChat
      5. Use iChat Theater
    6. 4. Share Screens via a Bonjour or a Direct Connection
      1. Allow Access By User
      2. Allow Other Users
      3. Start Screen Sharing Via a Direct Connection
      4. Start Screen Sharing Via Bonjour
    7. 5. Share Screens via Back to My Mac
      1. Turn on Back to My Mac
      2. Set Up Screen Sharing and File Sharing
      3. Connect to a Back to My Mac System
      4. Disconnect from a Back to My Mac System
    8. 6. Share Screens via the Screen Sharing Application
      1. Basic Use
      2. Disconnect from Screen Sharing
    9. 7. Add More Features to Screen Sharing
      1. Add Toolbar Options
      2. Turn on Bonjour Viewing
    10. 8. Get Backward Compatibility with VNC
      1. Turn on VNC Service
        1. Enable VNC in Leopard
        2. Enable VNC in Tiger
        3. Enable VNC in Panther
      2. Use a Non-apple VNC Client or Server
        1. Chicken of the VNC
          1. Make a connection
          2. View remote machines
          3. Disconnect a session
        2. Vine Viewer
          1. Set Vine options
          2. Make a Bonjour connection
          3. Make a direct connection
          4. View remote machines
          5. Disconnect a session
      3. Reverse Connect from a VNC Server to a Client
    11. 9. Troubleshooting
      1. iChat Connection Problems
      2. Bonjour, Direct, and VNC Connection Problems
      3. Back to My Mac Connection Problems
      4. General Troubleshooting
        1. Firewall blocks access
      5. Sleep Causes Lack of Access
        1. Enable remote wake ups
        2. Disable sleep
    12. A. Other Remote Access Solutions
      1. Timbuktu Pro
      2. LogMeIn
      3. Apple Remote Desktop
    13. B. Configure Your Router or Gateway
      1. Which Kind of Configuration?
      2. Set Up Routing for Back to My Mac and iChat
        1. Determine Which Router Configuration Advice You Need to Follow
        2. Set up an Apple AirPort Base Station
        3. Set up a Linksys router with UPnP
        4. Enable UPnP on non-Linksys routers
      3. Use Manual Port Mapping
        1. Set up a 2Wire router with port mapping
        2. Generic advice on configuring port mapping
          1. Assign a fixed address to a local computer
          2. Map ports with any router
          3. Map ports with a modern Apple router
      4. Expose a Computer
    14. About This Book
      1. About the Author
      2. Author's Acknowledgments
      3. Shameless Plugs
      4. About the Publisher
      5. Production Credits

Product information

  • Title: Take Control of Screen Sharing in Leopard
  • Author(s): Glenn Fleishman
  • Release date: June 2009
  • Publisher(s): Take Control Books
  • ISBN: 9781933671475