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I don't have a lot of recent experience with VNC on the Mac but if you look at this (on stackexchange.com) it will explain how to connect to another client via the O/S X VNC server. Apple's version is called Remote Desktop, the commercial version is just Apple Remote Desktop and really designed to manage Macs. I've used the latter but never tried to connect ...
Real VNC or VNC Viewer are the same client (aside from platform) as used on Windows PCs for decades. OS X is designed to work with VNC protocol out of the box. As an added bonus, Real VNC is available as a free iOS app. The only real concerns you should have in using it are security hardening, ie restricting access to specific IP addresses or users.
Port forwarding examples: When you set port-forwarding on your router, you pick a port number (or range of ports) and a single local IP address, ie. port 5900 and Ip address 192.168.0.2. So any internet traffic coming in on port 5900 gets sent directly to the computer on the IP address 192.168.0.2. Answered above, you've specified one of the IP addresses ...
Enabling the firewall changed the SSH/VNC connection IP. I changed it to the correct IP in the iOS VNC app, and can now connect even with Stealth Mode enabled on the client Mac. The Sharing Control Panel clued me in, as the IP shown wasn't the one entered in the VNC app:
In more recent version of Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac, the combination is: Command-1 to switch between Window and Full Screen. If you're trying to exit Full Screen, you can also hover your mouse at the top of the screen, it'll show up the menu as below.
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