Connections are items in your address book. Each connection represents a certain remote Host or Agent and has the following properties:
- IP address, Internet-ID code, or DNS name of the remote PC;
- Security items such as a password (if saved), username and shared secret;
- Other properties such as color depth, port number, proxy settings etc.
Each connection has individual properties. When you add a new connection, it is created with default properties. You can change properties either during adding a connection or afterwards. You can also set defaults for all newly created connections, see Default connection properties.
Adding a connection to an address book
To add a new connection:
- In the Viewer click Add connection...:
- Enter the Internet-ID code of the remote PC or its IP address. Also enter a descriptive name of the new connection. Click OK.
- A new connection will be added to your address book and a remote session in the selected connection mode will start. If you want to just add a new connection to your address book without starting a session immediately, uncheck the Connect now check box.
Use the Advanced check box to adjust connection properties prior to saving the connection to your address book.
Add using code
You can customize the Host or Agent so that it sends the Internet-ID code and access password to you in an encrypted e-mail message upon installation/run. To add the Internet-ID and password to your address book from the encrypted message:
- Copy the encrypted block of text from the e-mail message.
- Click on the Add using code button on the Connection tab and paste the code into the form. Click OK:
- A new connection will be added to your address book with the ID and access password of the remote PC you received the email from.