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I want a really simple VNC viewer that runs on a headless machine and connects to a headless machine, like a simple command line application, similar to the OpenSSH client.

I have looked online and in the Ubuntu and Debian repos but everything is geared towards opening up an X11 client. I see no reason for that as I am not connecting to an X11 display but only to a console based login.

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I'm confused. What purpose whould a VNC connection between two headless systems have? –  Ansgar Wiechers Sep 4 '12 at 20:05
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It sounds like you're looking for a text-mode remote-console-viewer. Is that the case? –  sysadmin1138 Sep 4 '12 at 20:27
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A "regular command line environment" is exactly what SSH is for. –  Skaperen Sep 4 '12 at 20:35
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I think you're at the mercy of your VPC provider at this point. I have a 4 buck a month VPS running Ubuntu and have console access from my client web portal; works fine for the once a year do-release-upgrade. –  gravyface Sep 4 '12 at 20:52
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@user1538951 I'm not sure how many people telling you "Your question is unclear and we need more details" it takes; but I'll add another name to the long list. If you'd like to discuss why this is an unclear question please drop into chat again. This is getting locked. –  Chris S Sep 4 '12 at 21:13
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You're using a virtual server. You're limited to the remote console access provided by the service provider; contact them for details on how to use it.

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Further, most provide VPS Serial access via SSH or something similar (also commonly web browser based) for doing upgrades and such. –  Chris S Sep 4 '12 at 21:00
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