The vnc (Virtual Network Computing) is a protocol that allows remote control of other computers, those are Mac, Windows or Linux.
In practice it can be seen in a window on your Mac screen of another computer and you can interact with. The system consists of a server that sends the information screen and a client part that displays and interacts. The good part is that the Mac integrate internally the server side (Apple Remote Desktop) and you just have the client software to use this system.
A program I’m using a lot in this period for the management of my prototype of the Mac Media Center “Chiken of the vnc“. Although the name suggests anything but a program, I can assure you that it does its job as a vnc client. The program is not recent but very stable.
It ‘easy to configure. First of all is installed on your Mac from which we want to control, for example, another Mac
Once you start choosing the Connection menu, and set new connection as follows:
where Host is the IP address of the machine we want to control (server) and your password is the password protection of the link.
Before Clik to connect must also configure the server machine. Just go to System Preferences> Sharing> Services and tick the Apple Remote Desktop. Obviously to make the changes necessary to login as administrator.
Now Clik on access privileges and configure as follows:
Select the user and the privileges that you want to grant (for vnc all system administration) and then enter your password to control the screen.
Now you can connect Clik on the client machine and you will see the screen with the desktop of the other machine.
To be able to easily work you must have a banda pretty fast, I’m using the airport to 54Mbps and refresh the desktop of the server machine is a little bit but nothing to worry loupe.
Chicken of the vnc is an open source program.