- Zach Pfeffer
Install and Connect to a VNC Viewer over SSH
This post shows how to install and setup a VNC connection over an SSH tunnel.
1. Log in to the server over SSH. You can set up something like this in .ssh/config:
2. Install tightvncserver
3. Start the vncserver:
... and set the password
4. Note the display:
It may be:
5. Set up ssh port forwarding.
If you have a display on name:1 then you'll use 5901, if you have a display on name:2 you'll use port 5902
A general note from link:
Means "Start an SSH connection to snoopy, and also listen on port x on my machine, and forward any connections there to port y on snoopy."
Specifically if you're connecting to a display name:1 on snoopy you'll use:
If you're connecting to a name:2 you'll use:
6. Install vncviewer on the computer you're connecting to the server
7. Now call
Tightvnc logo is from link.