Creating Listening Interfaces with the Console

Connectivity Secure Shell

Creating Listening Interfaces with the Console

In addition to using command line arguments, you can use the Connectivity Secure Shell Console to configure listening interfaces on the SFTP proxy server. You can also use the console to edit and perform other interface management tasks.

To create a listening interface with the Connectivity Secure Shell Console:

  1. In the Connectivity Secure Shell Management Console, click Listening Interfaces under SFTP in the left pane. The SFTP pane appears on the right.
  2. Click the Open Listening Interface button.
  3. In the Open Listening Interface dialog box, click the Add New Listening Interface button.
  4. In the Add New Listening Interface dialog box, provide the following information:
    • In the Interface box, specify the address which the SFTP proxy will use to listen for inbound FTP connections. If the server will serve only those FTP clients that are running on the same machine, enter localhost or 127.0.0.1. If the server will serve FTP clients running on remote machines, then enter the server machine‚Äôs network name or IP address.
    • In the Port box, specify the port on which you want the SFTP proxy server to listen. If you specify a port value of 0, an arbitrarily selected port will be used.
    • Enable Auto Start if you want the listening interface to be open (active) whenever the SFTP proxy server is running. If you do not enable this option, you must select and open the interface before attempting to connect to the server through it.
  5. Click OK. The new interface is listed in the Open Listening Interface dialog box.
  6. If you have created multiple listening interfaces, you can use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to change the order in which the interfaces are listed. This is useful if you do not configure your FTP client to use a specific listening interface. In such a case, the FTP client uses the first available interface on the list.
  7. You can open the listening interface by clicking Open. If you do not require the listening interface to be active at this time, click Cancel.

Related Topics

Managing Listening Interfaces

Setting up the SFTP Proxy Server for Third-Party Clients