Hi…I downloaded VineViewer and VineServer and installed them on my OS X computer and also installed a VNC server on my OS 9 computer…I can’t remember the name…something like OS9VNC. Anyway, I am now able to remotely connect to the OS 9 computer from the OS X one. I also found that from my Windows XP PC I could connect to both the MACs…I have UltraVNC Server and Viewer on the PC.
Here’s a couple of questions:
When I use my OS X computer at a starbucks and use a browser to connect to the XP computer at home running UltraVNC…is it secure? Should I be worried about hackers for either machine or anyone picking up data?
Sometimes I use a windows laptop to connect remotely to my windows desktop using UltraVNC, but usually I use my OS X laptop and use a browser…in my router I have forwarded ports 5800-5801 and 5900-5901 to the XP desktop’s static IP so that no matter how I try I can connect. I also have DYNDNS set up so I don’t have to type my IP address which might change. Anyway, I was thinking that maybe I could also connect to my OS 9 laptop remotely as well which is running the OS9VNC Server from Redstone Software (I can connect to it from within my LAN as mentioned above…FYI). In VineViewer I tried entering the DYNDNS address and even the cable modem IP and it wouldn’t work. I then realized that I have both incoming ports (5800 and 5900) forwarded to the XP machine so nothing happeded (I assume that VineViewer can’t connect to UntraVNC Server). Anyway, before I go changing the port forwarding info, does anyone think it will work? I mean does VineViewer work outside the LAN? If so, what ports should I forward? I’d like to still be able to use the MAC OS X browser