Supplement to Using TurboVNC

The output from your vncserver_submit command includes a line in this format. (Each x is a number.)

ssh -l username -L xxxx:geyserxx:xxxx cheyenne.ucar.edu "bash .vnctunnel"

Follow these steps to copy and paste the necessary information from that command into the PuTTY interface for Windows.

  • Load a PuTTY session with cheyenne.ucar.edu as the hostname.
  • Select Connection, then SSH. Display screen image.
  • Enter the following in the Remote command field.
bash .vnctunnel
  • Under SSH, select Tunnels. Display screen image.
  • Paste the first four digits from the ssh command above into the Source port field.
  • Paste the "geyserxx-ib:xxxx" into the Destination field.
  • Click Add.
  • Click Open, then log in to Cheyenne.
  • Follow the instructions provided in your terminal window:
Starting SSH tunnel to the VNC server.
This terminal session will hang until the tunnel is killed.
To kill the tunnel, simply type C-c/Control-C.
Make sure you close TurboVNC before you kill the tunnel!

Now please return to step 2 of instructions to continue.

At that point, you can Start the TurboVNC client on your local machine.