Screen Sharing on mac the easy way……

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Well, you learn something new everyday. I was always under the impression that you needed Apple Remote Desktop application to connect to a mac that was sharing it’s screen (or vncviewer app). Today I stumbled across another way of doing this without any of these apps……just using the build in “Screen Sharing” application. The easy way (and how I stumbled across this) was to open up Finder/Go/Connect to Server menu option (Apple-K) and type vnc://remote.server.dns.name.or.ip in the “server address” field. This is something that works nicely under Linux (gnome desktop) and I always wanted it in mac……well it was there all along…..

And for the command-line junkies there is a even easier way. Open up terminal and type the following command to connect to the remote server:
open vnc://remote.server.dns.name.or.ip

NICE :-)

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