Chapter 8. Get Backward Compatibility with VNC

VNC is a widely used remote screen control technology that underlies Leopard's Screen Sharing software, and that Apple previously packaged and continues to ship with Apple Remote Desktop (ARD). VNC clients are available for nearly every platform, including nearly every release of Mac OS X. There's even a version for a "jailbroken" iPhone—one that's been modified to allow third-party software installation.

VNC service is split into client and server components: a client is a viewer; the server handles access to a computer's screen and manages input from the remote user.


Leopard's pair: In Leopard, the server is the Screen Sharing service in the Sharing preference pane, and the client is the Screen ...

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