Skip to content

Configure Connection Settings Dialog Box for 6530

How do I get to this dialog box?
  1. With a 6530 session open in Reflection, open the Settings window.

    The steps depend on your user interface mode.

    User Interface Mode Steps
    Ribbon or Browser From the Quick Access Toolbar, click .
    TouchUx Tap the Gear icon and then select Document Settings.
  2. Under Host Connection, select Configure Connection Settings.

From this dialog box, you can specify the settings for a 6530 connection.


For information about creating and editing macros, using file transfer, logging, and other features, see the 6530 Help available on the Session ribbon Help group.


Option Description
Host name/ IP address Enter the host name of IP address of the host you want to connect to.
Port Enter the port number that the Telnet server listens on here. The default is the "well known" telnet port number 23.
Service (or Window name) Optionally enter the service name (i.e. TACL or any other service that has been defined on this telnet server), or the name of a window that has been defined on this telnet server.

Host Connection Options

Option Description
Use Line Mode If checked, line mode is used. Unselect if you want to run in character mode. Line mode should always be used for connections to Guardian sessions on a NonStop host.
Automatically connect to the host If checked, the session connects to the host as soon as it is opened.
Automatically reconnect when connection is lost If checked, and the session is lost for any reason, the session automatically reconnects.

Alternate/Backup hosts

Use this section to configure for alternate hosts, which is a form of load balancing (i.e. if an application is running on several hosts and there are many users, load balancing is accomplished by randomly connecting to one of the hosts in the list of available hosts), or for backup hosts, which provides a backup host in the event the first host doesn't respond.

Option Description
Disable Alternate/Backup Hosts If this item is selected, connections go to the IP address specified in the Connection section above.
Enable Alternate Hosts (Load Balancing) If this item is selected, alternate hosts are used and fields are displayed for entering host names and ports.
The order of alternate hosts is not relevant, because the host is selected randomly.
Enable Backup Hosts If this item is selected, backup hosts are used and fields are displayed for entering host names and ports. To change the order of backup hosts, use the Move Up and Move Down buttons.