- Host Name
Type the name of the remote host computer you want to connect to using this profile. If you specify
* (an asterisk) as the host name, you will be prompted to type in the host name when connecting.
- User Name
Type the user name you want to use when connecting to the remote host computer. If you specify
* (an asterisk) as the user name, you will be prompted to type in the user name when connecting. If you specify
%USERNAME% (note the percent signs) as the user name, it will be replaced with the name of the current Windows user account upon connecting.
- Port Number
Type the port number you want to use for the Secure Shell connection. The default port is 22.
sshd2 daemon program must be listening to the specified port on the remote host computer or the connection attempt will not succeed. If you are unsure which port the remote host computer is listening to, contact the system administrator of the remote host.
- Encryption Algorithm
Select the desired encryption algorithm from the drop-down menu. Valid choices are
CAST. Also DES is supported for compatibility reasons, however it is no longer considered cryptographically secure. You can also select whatever
default that is used by the remote host computer, use no enryption (
none) at all, or create your own
cipher list. For more information on the
Cipher List option, see Section Selecting Ciphers.
For the AES and Twofish algorithms you can also choose the strength of encryption, meaning how many bits will be used. Greater values are more secure, but slower to use. Possible values are 128, 192, or 256 bits.
Note: If you select
none as the encryption algorithm, the communications for this profile will not be encrypted and all information will be sent as plaintext. The
none encryption method is not secure and its use is not recommended. Use it only for testing purposes! If you select this option, a warning dialog will be displayed.
- MAC Algorithm
Select the desired Message Authentication Code (MAC) algorithm (hash algorithm) from the drop-down menu. Valid choices are
HMAC-SHA1. You can also select which
default is used by the remote host computer, or select to use no message authentication code at all (
none). If you select not to use any MAC algorithm, a confirmation dialog will be displayed. The default MAC value is
Select the desired compression setting from the drop-down menu. Valid choices are
none. Compression is disabled by default.
- Terminal Answerback
Select the desired terminal answerback from the drop-down menu. Possible choices are
- Connect through Proxy
Select the check box if you are connecting through a proxy. For more information on the proxy settings, see Section Defining Proxy Settings.
- Request Tunnels Only (Disable Terminal)
Select the Request Tunnels Only check box if you wish to only set up the specified tunnels and not request a terminal or file transfer session.