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Old 11-09-2016, 07:54 AM
gator2003 gator2003 is offline
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Error Launching SecureFX from new saved session in SecureCRT

So I've run into a bug when launching SecureFX from SecureCRT after creating a new saved session. Here are the steps to reproduce:
  • Initiate a new session using Cmd-K, typing in the server address and username, making sure save session and open in tab are checked
  • Save the correct password for the login and press ok to open the session
  • Rename the saved session (usually from the IP address to hostname)
  • Make the session the active tab
  • Click the SecureFX button

When you do that you get a "Not found in database error". Closing the session and reopening it from the renamed item will clear this up.

Not a critical bug, but annoying nonetheless.
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Old 11-09-2016, 01:21 PM
bgagnon bgagnon is offline
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Hi gator2003,

The connected session is opened in memory. All your sessions have a corresponding file stored in the config folder. You are essentially renaming the file out from under the "in memory" copy. If you applied a similar technique in other applications (Notepad on Windows, using vi in a Terminal window), you would see similar results. Some applications on Mac OS do provide a mechanism for checking such a scenario (ie: TextEdit).

However, in SecureCRT, your in-memory session only knows itself by the original name, and so when you launch a separate app (SecureFX) and tell it to go find an on-file session, SecureFX won't be able to find it because you changed the name of the on-file session, but are using the in-memory session to do the launching.

SecureCRT doesn't pass in-memory data to SecureFX. SecureFX expects SecureCRT to pass it information that can be found on-file. But your in-memory session doesn't know that you've gone behind its back and changed the on-file representation that the session was originally loaded from.

Does this help clarify what's going on?

If you would like to supply a session name that is different than hostname/IP address when creating your session, you can use the New Session mechanism (+ sign on Session Manager toolbar in current version if using new icons), which launches a session wizard and will prompt you to specify both session name and connection info (hostname/ip address).

If you would still like the ability for the in-memory session to check for a change to what *was* the corresponding session name (INI file), just post a response along those lines and I'd be happy to create a feature request on your behalf.

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