I’m mainly interested in Vine because its Reverse Connection capability seems to solve a big problem I have: many of the people I help remotely are blocked from receiving incoming connections, usually by WAN/LAN routers (LinkSys, Airport, etc.). Talking them through the process of configuring their router’s port-mapping table is a nightmare (even if they DO own the router, which is not always the case!).
Reverse Connection seems to be the answer, but I have a few questions:
The Server sends its “invitation” to the Viewer’s port 5500. Does the Viewer then connect to the Server on port 5500, or port 5900?
Is it true that, for Reverse Connections, I must use Vine Server?
How does this differ from what LogMeIn.com offers the PC world? One thing they seem to allow is for their Viewer to connect to and control an unattended PC. For connecting with my Mac from home to my office Win2k machine, this would be a great thing.