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Durham University

COSMA

VNC access

While VNC can be used, ssh is preferred.

However, to use vnc, the following steps can be taken:

On a login node:

vncserver :N (where N is a number from 1 to something - try starting with 1)

If you haven't set up a vnc password run:

vncpasswd

From your laptop/desktop:

ssh -Nf -L 5900:LOGINNODE:5900+N USERNAME@LOGINNODE.cosma.dur.ac.uk

And then:

vncviewer localhost:5900+N
e.g.

On login7a:

vncserver :2

On laptop:

ssh -Nf -L 5900:login7a:5902 dc-user1@login7a.cosma.dur.ac.uk

vncviewer localhost:5900