CAEN Knowledge Base
CAEN Knowledge Base

How do I connect to the CAEN Linux Login/VNC servers from my personal Linux computer?

CAEN provides a VNC client for Windows and Mac OS. While there is currently no client available for Linux, individuals with computers running Linux may use their local versions of ssh and vncviewer to connect.

First, type the following:

ssh -f -L 5951:localhost:5951 uniqname@login-course.engin.umich.edu "sleep 30"

where uniqname is your U-M uniqname. Then, you can connect to the local ssh-tunneled VNC port by typing:

vncviewer localhost:5951

See this knowledge base article for more information on connecting to the VNC servers via SSH.