Using the SafeLinx Client
The SafeLinx Client can create a connection to the SafeLinx Server, export and import
configuration files, roam between networks, and more. All of the following instructions are
applicable for those running a Mac OS X operating system.
Creating a SafeLinx Client connection To define a new connection, click in the Connections window to start the Create Connection wizard. Connecting to the SafeLinx Server The SafeLinx Client can connect to the SafeLinx Server. The following instructions are for computers that run Mac OS X operating systems. Changing the password To change the password you use to connect to the SafeLinx Server: Checking that applications are running before connecting You can configure the SafeLinx Client to check that specific programs are running, such as antivirus or personal firewall software, before allowing the connection to start. Starting a connection at system login You can configure a specific connection to start automatically at system login time. Only one connection can be configured to run auto start. If the connection is lost, the SafeLinx Client attempts to restart it until it is reestablished. Automatically starting applications after connecting The SafeLinx Client can be configured to start applications automatically after a connection is established. The number of applications which you can autostart is restricted to 16. In addition to specifying the application name, you can also configure any parameters with which you want the application started. Importing and exporting configuration files You can export the configuration file that controls how a SafeLinx Client connects to the network and then import the file to other clients to reuse those settings. Using trace A trace can be set up from the Connections window. This process enables a user to create a trace either before starting a connection to the SafeLinx Server or after the connection is already active. The location of the trace file is /var/log/wc.log. Roaming between networks In IP-based networks, the SafeLinx Client can dynamically switch the secure connection to the SafeLinx Server from one physical network adapter to another with little or no user intervention and usually with no interruption to applications. Viewing connection status To view connection status click on the Menu bar. Viewing connection properties To view connection properties, click on the Menu bar. Deleting a connection A user can delete any connection created by the Mobility Client by using the Menu bar. Disconnecting from the SafeLinx Server To disconnect the active connection with the SafeLinx Server: