MAC OSX ichat Screen Sharing

Hey,

Thanks for any help up front on this.

I am trying to figure out how to simply share a screen via ichat with two macs.

I can video and audio chat without any issues, but i cannot share a screen with anyone.  

I also cannot find anything on the apple forums about this issue, and i think its a OSX only issue OR POSSIBLY I'm missing something about port forwarding.  

I can video and audio chat without needing to forward anything or make any security or router adjustments tho.

Please help!!


Thanks,
Bryan
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BadLTAsked:
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pheidiusCommented:
I am sure exactly what you want to do. What exactly do you man by share a screen?
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BadLTAuthor Commented:
Ichat allows the ability to share a screen with someone you are chatting with.

I cannot, for the life of me figure out how to get this to work.

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pheidiusCommented:
i assume under the video menu that you have "enable screen sharing" checked. It is the option the furthest down. i assume the person with whom you are chatting also has this checked. So you want  ARD type of screen sharing, one where you partially give up your control of your screen so that someone else can take control of your mouse, click on things for you. sic giving tech support. http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1160240&seqNum=5 I also assume you have followed all the steps in this link. What are your firewalls settings. Is stealth mode enabled. do you have applications with special access permissions enabled. Have you tried with your firewall turned off? Do you have little snitch enabled. In the system preferences sharing tab is screen sharing enabled? You may also need to have remote login and remote management checked but I would start with just screen sharing first. Finally, the person with whom you wish to share will likely need the same settings and must accept your screen sharing overtures.
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BadLTAuthor Commented:
I appreciate your help.

Most of those things I know both me and my end-user have done and matched on both ends.

However, I will look at the link you provided, and do this one more time with him and get back to you.

Again, i very much appreciate the help.

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pheidiusCommented:
Well, the more I look into this the more complicated it seems. The Apple boards are lit up with this issue. I have seen set quicktime streaming to 1.5 as one solution. But router issues do seem to be at play. Since you have a mac, why don't both of you set up a dmz on your respective routers. Obviously, that is pants down city but doing this with a Mac is nowhere near as dangerous as with a pc and besides it will only be set long up long enough to verify if a closed port is responsible for the problem. If you connect with a dmz then that will give up a big step towards diagnosing it.
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BadLTAuthor Commented:
yeah, i've seen the apple forums...

I have not tried the DMZ tho...


I will get back to you.

Thanks.
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BadLTAuthor Commented:
i have yet to get together with the person i'm trying this with... I WILL GET BACK TO YOU.

Thanks...

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pheidiusCommented:
kk
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BadLTAuthor Commented:
ugh - no luck still... I'm applying points for the attempt at help, which is much appreciated.

If i find a solution I'll post.

Thanks,
B
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BadLTAuthor Commented:
points for assisting... no solution as of yet...
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