How to Access VNC

Windows

  • Install the client software on the computer
    • RealVNC for Windows
  • ssh into login.jlab.org using Putty
    • Hostname: login.jlab .org
    • Tunnels
      • Source port: 590X (replace X with the number initialized on the vncserver)
      • Destination: localhost:3396
        • Port 3396 needs to be open (choose any open port if not open)
      • Add and open
    • Enter JLab CUE username and password
  • ssh into computer with VNC server
    • ssh -L 3396:localhost:590X computername
  • Run VNC Viewer
    • VNC Server: localhost:590X
    • Encryption: Let VNC Server choose
  • Enter password set up on the VNC server
  • Log into machine using JLab credentials

Mac

  • Install the client software on the computer
    • RealVNC for Mac
  • Using terminal, ssh into login and then the computer that has the VNC server on it
    • ssh -L  590X:localhost:3396 janedoe@login.jlab.org
      • replace X with the number initialized on the vncserver
      • If port 3396 is in use, find open port
      • Login using JLab CUE credentials
    • ssh  -L 3396:localhost:590X computername
      • Login using JLab CUE credentials
  • Run VNC Viewer
    • VNC Server: localhost:590X
    • Encryption: Let VNC Server choose
  • Enter password set up on the VNC server
  • Log into machine using JLab credentials

Linux

  • Install the client software on the computer
    • RealVNC for Linux
  • ssh into login.jlab.org, then ssh into computer with VNC server
    • ssh –L 590X:localhost:3396 janedoe@login.jlab.org
      • replace X with the number initialized on the vncserver
      • If port 3396 is in use, find open port
    • ssh –L 3396:localhost:590X computername
  • Run VNC Viewer
    • VNC Server: localhost:590X
    • Encryption: Let VNC Server choose
  • Enter password set up on the VNC server
  • Log into machine using JLab credentials