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Configuring Mac OS X and Windows access to remote Mac OS X system over SSL VPN

NOTE:
Tested on Mac OS X 10.5.X and 10.6.X system, Windows XP and
Windows 7 Professional.

Install and Set up Firewall

  1. Download and install WaterRoof Firewall
  2. Run the application and add these two rules:
    1. Permit incoming traffic from 134.121.176.0/22 on port TCP/5900

      Screen shot 2010-09-29 at 9.52.50 PM.png

    2. Deny other incoming traffic on port TCP/5900:

      Screen shot 2010-09-29 at 9.53.43 PM.png

  3. NOTE: Make sure that these two rules are on the top of your access list:

Configuring the WSU Mac OSX System to Accept Remote Desktop Connections

  1. Open
    System Preferences -> Sharing and follow these
    steps:
  2. Check Remote Management
  3. Open computer settings and check Show Remote Management status in menu bar.
    Check VNC viewers may control screen with password and enter a secure password. Click OK.

  4. Click on Only these users: and on + to add your user account:

    Screen shot 2010-09-30 at 4.58.16 PM.png

  5. Double-click
    on the user account and set user access privleges:

  6. Open Mac OS X System Preferences -> Security->Firewall ensure the firewall is on:

    Screen shot 2010-09-30 at 4.49.53 PM.png

  7. Click Advanced and ensure that Block all
    incoming connections
    is un-checked and Remote Management is
    listed to Allow incoming connections

    Screen shot 2010-09-30 at 4.51.24 PM.png

 

Configure a Mac OS X home computer

NOTE: Connect to AnyConnect SSL VPN gateway

  1. Download and install VNC viewer application – for example "Chicken of the
    VNC
    ":
  2. Open the VNC Viewer application and enter the IP address of the remote system and
    hit "Connect" button.

    Screen shot 2010-09-29 at 10.27.29 PM.png

Configure a Windows OS home computer

A home office Windows system can be connected to the WSU SSL VPN gateway. Install a VNC viewer to remotely connect and control Mac OS X system in your office.

  1. For example you can download TightVNC at: http://www.tightvnc.com/download.php
  2. After installation open your Tight VNC client and enter an IP address of Mac OS X in your office and click on "Connect" button:

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