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Enabling VNC on Mac OSX or Linux and Connecting with Goverlan


The Goverlan Reach Remote Control module has the ability to remote control macOS or Linux machines via the VNC protocol.


The Goverlan Reach Client Agent is currently only compatible with Windows OS and a macOS/Linux compatible Reach Client Agent is on the road map for 2019.


Enable Desktop Sharing on Mac OS:

Follow the directions in this guide to enable Screen Sharing on Mac OS


Here are screenshots of our Mac’s local VNC setup for the latest OSX El Capitan:




Enable Desktop Sharing on Ubuntu Linux:


Find settings for your distribution of Linux.


Connect via Goverlan Reach Remote Control:


  • Launch Goverlan Remote Control
  • Click on the “More Options” button

  • Select “via VNC”

  • Click the “Logon Information” Tab
  • Select the “VNC Password” option and enter the password specified when configuring Desktop Sharing
  • Select “Remember Credentials” and Goverlan will remember the password specified
  • Click the “Connect” button to connect


Updated on February 20, 2019

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