Configuring SOCKS Proxy

The Tectia SOCKS Proxy component used in transparent FTP tunneling and FTP-SFTP conversion does not use the regular client configuration ssh-broker-config.xml. Instead, the configuration is read from the ssh-socks-proxy-config.xml file.

Like the ssh-broker-config.xml file, the ssh-socks-proxy-config.xml file can be located in the system-wide /opt/tectia/etc directory and/or in the user-specific $HOME/.ssh2 directory.

In ISPF you can access the SOCKS Proxy configuration file via the Tectia SSH Assistant's option 3.4 SOXP.

The SOCKS Proxy reads the server host keys from the normal locations ($HOME/.ssh2 and $HOME/.ssh2/hostkeys). However, if the server authenticates itself using a certificate, the information on the CA certificate (or the server certificate) must be defined separately in the ssh-socks-proxy-config.xml file.