Local Port Forwarding Dialog Box

Use this dialog box to configure local port forwarding. Outgoing data sent to the specified local port is forwarded through the secure tunnel to the specified remote host and port.

You must specify all of the following:

Forward local port

Specify any available port on your PC. Data sent to this port is forwarded through the SSH tunnel.

Destination Host Name

Identify the host computer to which data will be sent. (You can specify localhost to forward data to a different port on the same remote host to which you have already established a Secure Shell connection.)


Specify the port on the remote host to which data will be sent. (This box is not available if you select Tunnel Remote Desktop, InfoConnect automatically configures the correct remote port.)

Forward Type

Available options are TCP and FTP. Use TCP unless you are forwarding communications between an FTP client and server.

You may also configure the following optional settings:

Tunnel Remote Desktop

Check this box to tunnel a Windows Remote Desktop session. When you select this option, other options become unavailable and InfoConnect automatically configures the correct settings to forward your session.

Use Reflection FTP

This button is visible only when Forward Type is set to FTP. When you click it, the values for Application to Launch are automatically filled in with the correct values to launch the Reflection FTP Client and tunnel your FTP communications.

Application to Launch Name

Enter a name to have InfoConnect automatically launch an application (for example a mail client, FTP client, or web browser) after the Secure Shell connection has been established. To use the secure tunnel, the application must be configured to connect to the port you set for Forward local port. With some applications you can do this using command line arguments, which you can specify in the Arguments text box.


Specify optional command line arguments to use when the specified application is launched.

NOTE:Port forwarding settings are saved to the currently specified SSH configuration scheme.