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Durham University


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:


From your laptop/desktop:

ssh -Nf -L 5900:LOGINNODE:5900+N

And then:

vncviewer localhost:5900+N

On login7a:

vncserver :2

On laptop:

ssh -Nf -L 5900:login7a:5902

vncviewer localhost:5900