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I installed ubuntu desktop 12.04 on my server, but I want to be able to connect using vnc from my mac.

I cannot login to the desktop as its at a different physical location, I only have ssh at my disposal...how do I setup my remote ubuntu install to allow remote desktop connections so I can use the desktop environment remotely?

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Assuming you know your own external ip address, I can offer this quick solution:

You want to install openssh-server on your server like so:

sudo apt-get install openssh-server

Then, you need to forward port 22 in your router to your server, in order to access your it from the outside.

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I'm asking about how to do a remote desktop connetion, not ssh. I can already do ssh. – chovy Feb 21 '13 at 20:34

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