Connection properties for remote subsystems

On each properties page of the New Connection wizard, you can select the configuration to be used for the subsystem and edit the properties for each available service in that configuration. You can select from the following server launchers. If you are not sure which option to choose, contact your systems administrator.

  • Remote daemon: Establishes a connection by using the remote daemon to start the server. To use this option, the remote daemon must be running on the remote system. If you choose this option, specify the following extra options:
    • Daemon Port: Specify a valid port number.
    • Authentication method: Choose a method for authenticating with the remote system. Select userid/password if you log on to the remote system by using a user ID and password. Select certificate if you use client certificate authentication. Client certificate authentication is for users who must connect to a remote system by using a device such as an integrated circuit card (like smart card). For more information, see Creating a connection for client certificate authentication.
    If you choose this option, you must start the server daemon by using a user ID with appropriate privileges.
  • Connect to running server: Establishes a connection with a server that is already running on some known port. To use this option, the server must be started before you attempt to define a connection in the Remote System Explorer. The port must be specified on the Subsystem properties page before you can connect to the server. If you choose this option, you also must specify the Use SSL/TLS for network communications option, which connects by using SSL or TLS.