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Secure Shell Configuration Files

The Secure Shell configuration files contain settings that are specific to Secure Shell connections.

The Default Configuration File

This default configuration user-specific configuration file is created and updated automatically when you modify your Secure Shell settings using the Reflection Secure Shell Settings dialog box. Settings are saved automatically when you close this dialog box. The filename and location is:


Settings in this file are applied per host (or per SSH configuration scheme) and affect terminal sessions and FTP Client sessions. For example, when you use the Reflection Workspace to configure non-default Secure Shell settings for a connection to (and you don’t specify an SSH configuration scheme), the Secure Shell settings are saved in the configuration file in a section identified with the following line:


If you also configure the FTP Client to connect to (and you don’t specify an SSH configuration scheme), the FTP Client uses the settings in the "Host" section of the configuration file. (Settings are shared in the same way if you specify the same SSH configuration scheme in both applications.)

Global Configuration File

System administrators can also install a system-wide configuration file. The filename and location is:


Settings in this file affect Secure Shell connections for all users of the computer.

Note :You can edit the configuration files manually in any text editor. Refer to the Configuration File Keyword Reference for details. For an example, see Sample configuration file.

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