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# 100340 10-Apr-2012 07:23
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We occasionally have to access a remote server using Remote Desktop and because of network setups (firewalls at both ends etc.) the best way to do this is to establish a SFTP session and then tunnel RDP through it. That works well on Windows clients.

But a colleage has a need to do this on a MAC and I have no familiarity with MACs at all and she is just a MAC user with no technical knowledge.

Can this be done on a MAC?  I guess you would need SFTP software first which should be available. But then you would also need a RDP client on the MAC that supported tunnelling through SFTP.

Is this possible? Any pointers to some (preferably free) software greatly appreciated.

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  # 607259 10-Apr-2012 08:05
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I dont know about your software but you could use team viewer? its free for personal use...

I have looked into the remote desktop off a mac and gave up, i was doing (well sounds the same) the same as you are doing.

The only other option (off the top of my head) would be VNC ?




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  # 607266 10-Apr-2012 08:39
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Thanks I think I might have to do that. The problem is the resolution of the screens is not great using those software types. The work screen is 1920x1080 and the Mac is probably way less than that so the windowing is going to create video resolution issues.

And I have noticed that those server based remote desktop sharing facilities introduce latency that can make the experience a bit less usable.




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  # 607292 10-Apr-2012 09:31
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lchiu7: Thanks I think I might have to do that. The problem is the resolution of the screens is not great using those software types. The work screen is 1920x1080 and the Mac is probably way less than that so the windowing is going to create video resolution issues.

And I have noticed that those server based remote desktop sharing facilities introduce latency that can make the experience a bit less usable.


Yes I have noted that :(

I would give VNC a go but i dont know if you can use it over SFTP??
I have it running for my local server and use team viwer for every thing out side my network.




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  # 607653 11-Apr-2012 02:49
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There are a couple of sFTP frontends/programs for the Mac.

Fugu SSH http://sourceforge.net/projects/fugussh/files/ and then cyberduck which is available through the App Store but costs $30.

Maybe one of these will be of some assistance.

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