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So, I'm abroad and I want to stream my music library, I use subsonic on my main desktop (iMac) to stream music to my MacBook Air. So far it's been working fine, but it seems that the subsonic application on iMac has stopped working. The problem is with subsonic only, I can still access my shared files etc.

Is there a way to restart subsonic remotely? I tried to do shared screen but I don't seem to find the right menu for that.

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How remotely? Is the iMac abroad? Also, what do you mean by "the right menu"? – Matt Jul 19 '12 at 11:01
Yup, I'm a thousand miles away right now. I remember that there was a button for screen sharing, maybe in finder, but for some reason I can't find it right now. – user20997 Jul 19 '12 at 11:24
What ports do you have open on your iMac? Do you have port 22 (ssh) open? – Matt Jul 19 '12 at 11:40
I think it's open. – user20997 Jul 19 '12 at 11:50
Open Terminal and type ssh [your_username]@[imac_web_ip] and press enter. If it asks you to allow an encryption code, type yes and press enter, then enter your username and password. – Matt Jul 19 '12 at 12:01

The screen sharing button you mentioned is located in Finder. If you turned on Back to My Mac on your iMac the iMac should show up in the Finder's sidebar. Click on the iMac's icon and you get the screen sharing button.

Alternatively if you know the IP address or URL: In Finder press commandshiftg and type in /System/Library/CoreServices/ to navigate to the place where the screen sharing application is located. Open screen sharing and type in the address of your iMac and connect.

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