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Connect Using a SOCKS Proxy Server

Use this procedure to configure connections in the FTP Client if your site uses a SOCKS proxy server.

To connect using a SOCKS proxy server

  1. Open the Connect to FTP Site dialog box. (This dialog box opens automatically when you launch the client. You can also open it using Connection > Connect.)
  2. Select the site you are configuring and click Security.
  3. SOCKS configuration is different for FTP and SFTP connections:

    To

    Do this

    Configure an FTP connection.

    On the SOCKS tab select Use SOCKS. Click Configure to configure your SOCKS proxy servers and destination routes.

    Configure an SFTP connection.

    On the Secure Shell tab click Configure to open the Reflection Secure Shell Settings dialog box. On the General tab, select Use SOCKS Proxy. Click Configure SOCKS to configure your SOCKS proxy servers and destination routes.

Note: The default port number for SOCKS servers is 1080.