"How To" Guides

Remote Desktop to Linux Machine from Linux


  1. Visit https://netid.rutgers.edu/ and choose the link for Service Activation in the left-hand navigation.
  2. Choose Remote Access VPN, Cisco AnyConnect Access for Rutgers. If you are not already signed up for two-step login with Duo, instructions will be provided to sign up as part of this process.
  3. Download the Cisco AnyConnect software at https://vpn.rutgers.edu.

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Enabling remote desktop on your office linux computer

  1. Establish a connection using Cisco AnyConnect

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Starting the vnc server

  1. Open a terminal
  2. ssh to your office linux machine
  3. start up the vncserver

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Creating the ssh tunnel for VNC

  1. Open a new terminal
  2. ssh to your office machine using the tunneling options.

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Viewing your office linux desktop

  1. start your vnc client
  2. use as the hostname:port
  3. enter your vnc password if prompted.

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