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NX is a remote desktop program which lets you to connect to a remote server and run graphical applications remotely on that server. Your local machine acts like a terminal on the remote server. NX connections are secure as they use SSH encryption and authentication.

NX Installation

To install NX Client on your Mac download:

Note that later versions (eg v6.0.66) will NOT work with the CCB servers.

Once the package has downloaded, install the application by double clicking on the .dmg file:


Double click on the .pkg file:


Click Continue:


Click Continue:


Click Install:


Click Close:


Next, open the Application and you should see a screen like the one below - Click "New" to establish a new connection:


Select SSH as the protocol and click continue:


Type in the host name. To connect to 'deva' type ''. To connect to our alternative server, 'klyn', type ''. Then click Continue:


Select "Use the NoMachine Login" and click continue:


You will need one of the CCB SSH server keys.
Click this link and download the appropriate key (for deva or for klyn):

Tick the "Use an alternate Server Key" and browse for the deva_key file you downloaded earlier. Click continue:


Choose "Don't use a proxy"


Choose a name for the connection e.g. 'deva' and click "Done"


Now double click on the "deva" icon


Log in with your CCB username and password:


The following steps need only be set once if you choose the tick boxes to "Save this Setting in the connection file". Choose "Create a GNOME virtual desktop":


You should see the virtual desktop appear. To create a shortcut to terminal, from Applications menu, choose "System Tool - Terminal", then right click and choose "Add this launcher to panel".

Click on this "Terminal" icon to open a terminal window