Ubuntu 14.04 VNC + SSH Tunnel Reference

  • Posted Monday, January 18, 2016 from Toronto, Canada
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Since sometimes not everything can be run nicely in a Docker container, this post is for my reference, and anyone who finds it in some google search.

Follow this guide and your VNC dreams will come true:


Then connect through an SSH tunnel, or else the internet will come for you:

ssh -NC user@your_server_hostname_or_ip -L 9001:localhost:5901

Then connect to localhost:9001 using whatever VNC viewer, and you should be good to go.

The linked guide above worked for me on 2016.01.17

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