Using VNC on an Access Grid Node

Satish Vanimisetti

Center for Computational Sciences, University of Kentucky

satish@ccs.uky.edu

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Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. What is "VNC"?
1.2. How is VNC used on the AG?
1.3. Conventions Used in this Document
1.4. Acknowledgments
2. Using the VNC Client
2.1. Starting the VNC Client on a Windows machine.
2.2. Starting the VNC client on a linux machine.
3. Starting the VNC Server
3.1. Starting the VNC server on Linux
3.2. Starting the VNC server on Windows
3.3. Generating the config file for distribution to remote sites
Revision History
Revision 1.0.5July 11, 2001
Added link to Michael Grobe's "VNC Relay" document.
Revision 1.0.4June 26, 2001
Added the "How is VNC used on the AG?" section (as suggested by Jennifer).
Revision 1.0.3June 16, 2001
Added the Linux server screen-shots and revised the Linux server section.
Revision 1.0.2June 5, 2001
Added links to VNC docs and download pages. Minor editorial corrections.
Revision 1.0.1June 4, 2001
First Draft