The Connection Broker is a component included in Tectia Client. The Connection Broker handles all cryptographic operations and authentication-related tasks for Tectia Client and the command-line tools sshg3, scpg3, and sftpg3.
To start the Connection Broker in debug mode, follow these instructions:
Open a shell (on Unix) or command prompt window (on Windows).
Stop the Connection Broker, if it is currently running. Enter the following command to exit the Connection Broker. This will close all currently open connections of the current user:
$ ssh-broker-g3 --exit
Start the Connection Broker in debug mode by running the following command:
$ ssh-broker-g3 -D
In the command:
logfilespecifies the file to which the debug output will be directed
filteris an expression that takes the following syntax:
moduleis an optional expression that can be used to restrict the debug output to only a particular module or to allow the use of varying debug levels for different modules.
levelis an integer from 0 (no debug info) to 99 that specifies the desired amount of debug information.
Note that levels 1-9 are the recommended ones. The higher the number, the more detailed the troubleshooting output will be, and the more the debugging will affect performance.
The following example command starts the Connection Broker with global debug level 4 and outputs the debug information to a log file named
$ ssh-broker-g3 -D4 -l broker.log
The following example command starts the Connection Broker with debug level 5 for modules starting with "SecShAuth" and level 2 for everything else:
$ ssh-broker-g3 -D"SecShAuth*=5,2" -l broker.log
Connect to a server using one of the clients:
$ sshg3 user@host
View the debug information for the connection in the
On Windows, you can view the debug output also in the Logs view in the Tectia Connection Status window. To open the Tectia Connection Status window, right-click the Tectia tray icon and select Status.
On Unix, you can display the debug output also by using the command line tools with argument
-D. For example, the following command will display the debug output with a debug level 5 for modules starting with
SecShAuth and level 2 for modules starting with
$ sftpg3 -D"SecShAuth*=5,Sft*=2" user@host