Solved

OS X remote access

Posted on 2003-11-19
10
1,653 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Is there any type of remote access solution that exists that is similar to Windows Remote Desktop or Terminal Services in terms of functionality for Macs?  I have a user who will be out for a few weeks but would like to work from home.  He is not too tech savy so I wanted to make it as easy as possible - He runs 10.3 at home and he would want to access files on a 10.1.3 OS X server in the office - what would be the best way to accomplish this?
0
Comment
Question by:mrsmileyns
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
10 Comments
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
weed earned 150 total points
ID: 9782742
He could Telnet, SHH, or use Apple Remote Desktop which *shock* is remarkably similar to Windows Remote Desktop. Guess who did it first..;)
0
 

Author Comment

by:mrsmileyns
ID: 9782796
i was thinking ssh - but then he will have to use command line which i think he may be afraid of - does Apple Remote Desktop come with OS X?  I have never heard of it
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:weed
ID: 9782834
No, it's an extra doodad. Really meant for administrators who want to check on users and distribute files, but works really well for seeing your desktop remotely.
0
Don't miss ATEN at NAB Show April 24-27!

Visit ATEN at NAB Show to learn how our "Seamlessly Entertaining" solutions deliver fast, precise video streaming without delays for the broadcasting and media environment. ATEN will showcase its 16x16 Modular Matrix Switch (VM1600) and KVM Over IP Solution (KE6900 series).

 

Author Comment

by:mrsmileyns
ID: 9782872
I guess I will check it out and purchase from apple - thanks
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:Insolence
Insolence earned 100 total points
ID: 9784595
WAAAAIT, you could get VNC for free!  =)

http://versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/10630

It'll do the trick, then he just has to use a java-based or OS-X based VNC client remotely.  =P  This is only if he can't deal with SSH, which I prefer  =P

 - Insolence
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:weed
ID: 9784611
Yeah but VNC is buggy like a roach motel..heh
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Insolence
ID: 9784661
Or there's a great one I use, I forgot the name, but here ya go...

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/14690

 - Insolence

Weed: It's either you pay for it... or you deal with the occasional bug or two.  Personally, I'm a poor college student, I think I'll do this for free instead of giving apple $479 for a unlimited client license for Apple Remote Desktop?  Unless oh master weed you want to give me 500 bucks perhaps... since you're so knowledgable.  =)
0
 

Author Comment

by:mrsmileyns
ID: 9789306
ok - after reviewing things with this user and seeing some prices i am going to attempt to teach him some basic commands so we can use ssh and - i ahve that up and running - i can get to my server to from a remote location - i can get to the volume i need to get to and i see all my directories - this may be off this subject but here is my problem - to switch directories when the filename or directory name has more than one word i put it in quotes and can get there ok - ex.  cd "my home directory"

I do an ls -la when in the directory i need to be in - i see all our stuff - trouble is...the two main directories he needs to get to...when i try to cd " " to them - it tells me it cannot find them - all the others work ok - just can't get to these 2 - i can't figure out why - i can't get to them when i am logged into darwin locally from the server either - same error - i noticed in the GUI these two directories have unique icons next to them - whereas all the others have simple folder icons - any idea why this would happen?
0
 

Author Comment

by:mrsmileyns
ID: 9789336
also...i noticed the names of these 2 directories are "indented" in the list when i do an ls or ls -la if that is signifigant
0
 

Author Comment

by:mrsmileyns
ID: 9792869
you have answeredmy question here - i will close and ask my other question under a different topic - thanks
0

Featured Post

Save the day with this special offer from ATEN!

Save 30% on the CV211 using promo code EXPERTS30 now through April 30th. The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

There is a security feature on iOS devices that is nearly impenetrable when it has been activated.  This article will provide some possible solutions as well as necessary steps to take to ensure you do not end up with a locked device.
In this article we discuss how to recover the missing Outlook 2011 for Mac data like Emails and Contacts manually.
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question