I am trying to set things up as simply as possible so that I can remotely control my friend’s computer when she needs help. We are both using Mac OS X Tiger.
I have a script (which I have not yet sent her, so she had to try things manually) that will run VineServer in reverse connection mode, attempting to connect to my computer which has a fixed IP address.
I can run Chicken of the VNC in listening mode, and if I open my port forwarding on port 5500, her desktop does appear.
We got stuck there. From various other posts I see that in fact port 5900 needs to be opened as well, which I hadn’t realised.
Is that needed on both computers, on mine only, or on hers only? I am curently not sure what kind of a broadband setup she has.
If she has to go to the router configuration, open port 5900, and then close it again when we have finished, it will be much too complicated for her.
Is there a nice easy approach?