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General Tab in Advanced Secure Shell Settings

How do I get to this dialog box?

From the Administrative Console and X Manager

  1. (Administrative Console only) Click the Domain Definitions tab.

  2. Under X Clients on the left, select a client definition.

  3. Set Connection Method to Secure Shell.

  4. Click the Advanced button.

  5. Click the General tab.

The options are:

Option Description
Port Enter the port number on which the SSH server is listening. The default is 22.
Enable Secure Shell compression Compress all data (including stdin, stdout, stderr, and data for forwarded X11 connections) using Zlib compression.
Tunnel X11 connections Automatically forward all data sent from the remote X11 port through the secure tunnel to the correct local port.
Note: The xauth command options are not available when Tunnel X11 connections is enabled (the default).
Use alternate xauth command Select this option to configure an alternate xauth command. The xauth command affects sessions in which Network Security > User-based authorization is enabled.
Xauth command Specify an alternate command to place an MIT cookie in the .XAuthority file in the user's home directory.

Macros are supported. For example, in the following command, %IP#% provides the IP address and display number, and %C% specifies MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 authorization and provides the required hex encoded authorization data.

xauth add %IP#% %C%

This option is available only when Use alternate xauth command is selected.
Quiet mode Suppress banner messages sent by the host.

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