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We've had a good deal of trouble configuring our Xserves so that various systems can reliably connect to them via VNC. One particular sore spot has been making the built-in screen sharing client on ordinary Snow Leopard connect. Is there a reliable recipe for this?

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http://sourceforge.net/projects/osxvnc/ -- Use vine as the VNC server

http://sourceforge.net/projects/cotvnc/ -- Use CotVNC as the client.

This solution worked quite well for us when we were looking into various ways of being able to remotely access our OSX machines.

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If you want reliable remote/VNC connection on OS X, just pay Apple for Apple Remote Desktop. It's not cheap, you shouldn't need it - but it is great to use and very reliable.

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The other method would be to use http://www.logmein.com on the computers.

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