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Configuring an SSH Connection to a CTP Platform that Persists Through the Session (CTPView)

 

This topic describes how to configure CTP platforms so that an SSH connection remains established for the entire session when the CTPView server connects to the platform.

SSH port forwarding creates an encrypted and protected connection between the CTPView software and a remote CTP platform, that remains up as long as the server connection to the platform is up. It must be enabled on both the CTP platform and the CTPView software; it is enabled on both by default. When this feature is not enabled, the CTPView server creates a separate SSH connection to the platform for each command and configuration change. This feature reduces overhead and increases performance of the CTPView software. You can choose to disable this feature or reenable it.

To disable SSH port forwarding on the connected CTP platform:

  1. In the side pane, select Server > Administration.

    The Administrative Functions pane is displayed.

  2. Click CTP Port Forwarding Is Allowed and confirm the action when prompted.

    The button text changes to CTP Port Forwarding Is Prohibited.

To enable SSH port forwarding on the connected CTP platform:

  1. In the side pane, select Server > Administration.

    The Administrative Functions pane is displayed.

  2. Click CTP Port Forwarding Is Prohibited and confirm the action when prompted.

    The button text changes to CTP Port Forwarding Is Allowed.

You can also change the state of this feature by selecting System > Configuration in the side pane and clicking SysMon. You can then select Enabled or Disabled for the feature.

When the SSH port forwarding connection is successfully made to a connected CTP platform, Port Forwarding is displayed at the top of the side pane immediately under the name of the connected CTP platform.