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Secure Shell Client Configuration Files

The Secure Shell configuration file contains settings that are specific to the Secure Shell client connection. This user-specific file is created and updated automatically when you modify your Secure Shell settings using either client. To configure these settings, you use the Secure Shell Settings dialog box, and settings are saved automatically when you close this dialog box. The file name and location is:

<user profile folder>\Attachmate\Reflection\.ssh\config

Settings in this file are applied per host (or per SSH config scheme) and affect both the Reflection for Secure IT client and the FTP Client. For example, when you configure non-default Secure Shell settings for a connection to using Reflection for Secure IT (and you don't specify an SSH config scheme), these settings are saved in the Secure Shell config 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 config scheme), the FTP Client uses the settings in the Host section of the config file. (Settings are shared in the same way if you specify the same SSH config scheme in both applications.)

Global Configuration File

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

<application data folder>\Attachmate\Reflection\ssh_config

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

Related Topics

SSH Config Schemes

Sample Configuration File

Configuration File Keyword Reference - Secure Shell Settings

Configuration File Keyword Reference - Terminal Emulation settings

Files used by the Secure Shell client

Settings Files