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macosx: vnc leopard
'You cannot share your own computer.' when trying to connect to 'vnc://localhost:[lport]' afterwards. I understand that Apple probably did this to prevent naive users from confusing themselves by connecting to their own systems. However, it's a pain for those who need to connect to localhost for ssh-tunneling. Here's a temporary way to eliminate this restriction:
1 - From the terminal:
defaults write skipLocalAddressCheck -boolean YES
2 - create the ssh tunnel
ssh -L 5900:localhost:5900 ip address
3 - launch screen sharing ap
connect to shared computer
ip address = localhost
Look for file and open it with Property List Editor. Look for ShowBonjourBrowser_Debug entry and change Boolean to Yes. Save, exit and open ScreenSharing.
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