OneLab - Future Internet Testbeds

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-yourslicename:5900
* 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  

vncviewer -shared -via vnc-yourslicename

* see detailed instructions for other OS'es here (on faraday itself):

less /usr/share/doc/vncserver-sop/README.txt `` where you replaceSERVERwithfaraday.inria.frandLOGINwithyour_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
firefox &

on a node

providided that the node OS has the X clients installed

ssh -Y ssh -Y root@fit01
xterm &