Starting a Tunnel
To start a tunnel from the Connectivity Secure Shell Management Console, you must first create a tunnel profile.
If you have created one or more tunnel profiles, you can start a Secure Shell tunnel by selecting a profile to open the tunnel according to the configuration settings saved in that profile. The Open Tunnel dialog box lists all of the tunnel profiles you have created.
Tip: Applications that support Connectivity Secure Shell also let you configure and start tunnels. For more information, see the application-specific section in this Help.
After starting a tunnel, you can use it to carry any number of different communication protocols, provided they each use a single socket.
|Most communication types that you initiate within the tunnel occur through their own channels. FTP is an example of a communication protocol that can use multiple connections.
If you start a tunnel to secure one connection, and then, using the same profile, attempt to start another tunnel to secure another connection, one of the following occurs:
- The active tunnel is re-used. A new channel is created within this tunnel for each connection that uses same tunnel profile.
- If you are using Connectivity Secure Shell or Exceed to start a tunnel, or if you enable X11 Port Forwarding when using another application such as HostExplorer, a new tunnel is created each time you create a connection using that profile.
To start a tunnel in Connectivity Secure Shell:
- In the Connectivity Secure Shell Management Console, open the Tunnels folder and click Connections. The three-paned Connection window is displayed.
- Click the Open Tunnel button in the top pane. The Open Tunnel dialog box opens.
- Select the tunnel profile you want to use to start the tunnel and click Open. The tunnel status is displayed in the top pane of the Secure Shell Management Console.