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About X and vnc sessions

VNC sessions

if your laptop runs a VNC client, that's the easy way to run interactive tools on faraday

on faraday

faraday runs a vnc server, and here is how to create a VNC tunnel

example from a MAC:

  • ssh -L localhost:5901:vnc-your_slicename:5900 <pre><code>* while this is running I can use e.g. the `VNC Viewer` app on the MAC and connect to `localhost:1`, in order to get an interactive X11 session on faraday * using port e.g. 5902 instead of 5901 means I need to connect to `localhost:2` **other OS'es**: * significantly easier from a linux box </code></pre> vncviewer -shared -via vnc-your_slicename <pre><code>* see detailed instructions for other OS'es here (on faraday itself): </code></pre> less /usr/share/doc/vncserver-sop/README.txt where you replace SERVER with and LOGIN with your_slicename

X11 sessions

if your laptop already runs an X server, you can create an X11 tunnel using either of openssh's native -X or -Y options

on faraday

ssh -Y
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on a node

providided that the node OS has the X clients installed

ssh -Y ssh -Y root@fit01
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