Connecting as a Free User

A free user is able to either connect to any host or to use a pre-defined connection. The administrator must grant you “free user” privileges before you try to connect.


To connect to any host:

1.      Select Connection | Connect. The Connect dialog is displayed.

2.      Select Free Connection.

3.      Type the IP address in the Host Name field.

4.      Select Terminal settings.

5.      Select connection Parameters.

6.      Select Security Type.

7.      Click Connect. The desired emulation screen appears.



Terminal Type

Specifies the emulation.

Terminal Model

Determines the ID returned by the emulation program to the host. Make sure you select an ID that the host application recognizes.

Connection Protocol

Connection Protocol differs according to emulation. For each protocol type, a different set of session parameters are displayed.

Code Page

Specifies the keyboard characters that are sent between the host and the local computer.

Host Name

Specifies the host computer name or the host’s IP address. This can be an Internet address, an Internet node name, or a name that can be resolved by a host's file or a domain name server.

Port Number

Specifies the TELNET port number (default 23).

Terminal Name

Specifies the terminal name.

Keep Alive Timeout

Periodically sends a NOP (non-operation) command to the host when any number greater than zero is entered in this field.

Set Window Size

Instructs the Java Client to report the windows size (if requested by the host).

Service Name

Specifies the name of the service.


Supplies the password you use on the remote host system.

Node Name

Specifies the host computer name or the host’s IP address through which the data is transferred.

User Name

Specifies the user name that will be relayed on to the host when attempting to log on.

Security Type

Available security types:

·         SSL

·         SSH

Security Details

Specifies the security settings.

Show SSL Certificate

Determines whether to display to the user the SSL Certificate provided by the host.

Show SSH Login Dialog on Connection

Determines whether to display the SSH Login dialog or not.

Show SSH Info

Displays the SSH information after the host connection is established.

SSH Properties

·         User Name, specifies the user name.

·         Cipher, specifies the cipher algorithm to be used to encrypt network traffic between the local machine and the server.

·         Enable Compression, specifies to employ compression.

·         Enable X11 Forwarding, allows X Windows traffic between the X server and X client to be encrypted.

·         Attempt TIS or CryptoCardAuthentication, tries to authenticate with either TIS or CryptoCard.

·         Allow Agent Forwarding, passes authorization information over the encrypted link.