Connecting Remotely to CAE Linux Machines from Linux

This document describes how to vnc to a best-tux.cae.wisc.edu Linux lab machine from another Linux machine.

For security reasons, CAE only provides VNC access to its best-tux.cae.wisc.edu Linux lab machines via tunneled SSH.

First of all, install xtightvncviewer on your local linux machine:

# sudo apt-get install xtightvncviewer

There are other packages that provide the same VNC access functionalities. Refer to the corresponding manual for their uses.

To access it with SSH tunnels automatically setup for you, use the following command (provided by the xtightvncviewer package amongst others):

# vncviewer -via <Your Engineering Login>@best-tux.cae.wisc.edu localhost:73

See the article referenced below for the full set of alternative display ports. To use an alternative display port, replace the ":73" to a desired port. For example, if you are looking for a 1600x1200 resolution VNC connection:

# vncviewer -via <Your Engineering Login>@best-tux.cae.wisc.edu localhost:76

See Also: