Connecting Remotely to CAE Linux Machines from Mac

Instructions for running native VNC connections to CAE Linux labs from a Mac through an SSH tunnel

As an alternative to using SSVNC (see Connecting Remotely to CAE Linux Machines from Windows (SSVNC) ), you can use more robust, native VNC clients on your Mac OS. Use the following steps:
  • Download and install a VNC program of your choosing. Depending on the client you install, you may need to open the downloaded Disk Image, and drag and drop the application into your Mac "Applications" folder to allow it to run. The following links are very good options:
    • ssh -L 5900:localhost:5900 (your username)@best-tux.cae.wisc.edu.
You can use other port numbers to use different VNC display sizes. See Linux VNC Port/Display Info for more info.
VNC login screen

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