I have a VNC server (a QEMU VM to be exact) that I want to connect to, but I am experiencing a really strange problem. My server is on [ip]:5905 (or [ip]:5). When I try to connect to this server via VNC Viewer by RealVNC, it connects with absolutely no problems, except the Unencrypted connection warning. When I try to connect to exact same server using the built-in Screen Sharing app, it either tells me that it failed to connect, or it stays in an infinite “Connecting...” loop. What should I do?

By the way, I am trying to make a script that opens a connection to this VNC server, so I need arguments for the open command too. Thanks.

  • What make you think Screen Sharing is compatible with VNC? – David Anderson Feb 4 '18 at 12:19
  • According to this post from OS X Daily, it is. Am I wrong? – user255044 Feb 4 '18 at 12:21
  • @DavidAnderson screen sharing was working connecting to VNC devices before the upgrade to High Sierra. – eduncan911 Sep 16 '18 at 14:12

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