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Take Control of Screen Sharing in Lion by Glenn Fleishman

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Troubleshooting

Screen sharing is generally a reliable technology that works whenever both sides of a connection are configured correctly. When problems emerge, they tend be related to your connection method. I’ve come up with three main types of connection problems, which I cover first.

I finish with a look at firewall problems in Firewall Blocks Access and sleep-related problems in Solving Sleep.

iChat Connection Problems

Because iChat requires two parties to each actively agree to share a screen—it’s not passive on one end and active on the other—you should have fewer inexplicable problems with screen sharing via iChat and iChat Theater than you would with other forms of screen sharing. If you are having problems, however, run through the following ...

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