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SSH Tectia

SSH Tectia Status Dialog Box (Windows)

You can view information on the SSH Tectia Connection Broker status in the SSH Tectia Status dialog box.

To open the SSH Tectia Status dialog box, right-click the SSH Tectia icon in the system tray or select the Status option from the shortcut menu. The left-hand side of the Status dialog box contains links to the different views of the dialog box: the Connections, Keys, and Logs views. Click on the page icons to see the relevant view.

Connections View

The Connections view of the SSH Tectia Status dialog box displays the currently active secured connections (terminal, tunnel, or SFTP) to and from your computer.

You can close a displayed channel by right-clicking it in this view, and selecting Terminate channel.

The Connections view of the Status dialog box

Figure 3.5. The Connections view of the Status dialog box

The following information is displayed for each connection:

  • Connection: The destination of the connection in the user@host#port format.

  • ID: The identifier of the connecting program (a number issued by the Connection Broker).

  • Upload: Amount of data uploaded (in bytes).

  • Download: Amount of data downloaded (in bytes).

  • Upload speed: Upload speed in kilobytes per second.

  • Download speed: Download speed in kilobytes per second.

Keys View

The Keys view of the SSH Tectia Status dialog box displays the public keys and certificates that are available for public-key authentication. When you right-click a key name, a short-cut menu appears, and you can select to view detailed information on the key or to clear the key's PIN or passphrase cache, if stored in cache.

The Keys view of the Status dialog box

Figure 3.6. The Keys view of the Status dialog box

Selecting Show key information will display details about the key type and key file location:

The key information shown by the Keys view

Figure 3.7. The key information shown by the Keys view

Logs View

The Logs view of the SSH Tectia Status dialog box displays logged information of the currently secured connections.

The Logs view of the Status dialog box

Figure 3.8. The Logs view of the Status dialog box

You can select text from the log with the mouse and copy it to the clipboard with Ctrl+C. Pressing Ctrl+A selects all contents of the log. These commands are also available from a shortcut menu (right-click the log).

To clear the log, click Clear log.

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