Search This Blog

Monday, October 31, 2011

Tunneling with ScreenShare

Sometimes using OS X's ScreenShare is just easier than using the command line to work on a remote computer. If both computers are in the same network, then you can use ScreenShare out of the box (unless your network admin is a freak). When asked for a Host by ScreenShare just type the remote computer's name.

But if both computers are in different networks, things can get complicated ... SSH tunneling to the rescue. In a Terminal in your local computer type:

ssh -L 5900:localhost:1202 [username@]

Then launch ScreenShare and when asked for a Host type:


That should do the trick!

(btw, the ScreenShare app is located in /System/Library/CoreServices/, at least in OS X 10.6)


  1. Thank you for your sharing. Thanks to this article I can learn more things. Expand your knowledge and abilities. Actually the article is very practical. Thank you!

  2. Very Interesting and wonderful information keep sharing this post kindly check
    Viper4android For Android

  3. This is extremely awesome article and instructive post mercifully check
    iTube Android