Dynamic port fowarding is one of methods for passing local network connections to SSH server. It automatically determines the host of delivery destination and port according to the SOCKS protocol. When dinymic port fowarding is used, Xshell can operate as a SOCKS proxy server.

To add a new dynamic port forwarding rule:

  1. Open the Forwarding Rule dialog box.
  2. From the Type (Direction), select Dynamic (SOCKS4/5).
  3. In Listen Port, type an port number or the name of the service.
    Note: Default port number of SOCKS proxy server is 1080.
  4. Click OK.