SshTunnel ActiveX Reference Documentation

SshTunnel

The SSH tunnel class provides for the ability to run a self-contained SSH tunnel in a background thread. It can behave as a SOCKS proxy, accepting connections from SOCKS4 or SOCK5 proxy clients and fowarding connections through an SSH tunnel. This is the "dynamic port forwarding" mode of operation. It can also behave in a static port forwarding mode (where it accepts connections and forwards the connection to a pre-defined remote destination IP:port).

Object Creation

(Visual Basic 6.0)
Dim obj As New ChilkatSshTunnel

(ASP)
set obj = Server.CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.SshTunnel")

(VBScript)
set obj = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.SshTunnel")

(Delphi)
obj := TChilkatSshTunnel.Create(Self);

(FoxPro)
loObject = CreateObject('Chilkat_9_5_0.SshTunnel')

(PowerBuilder)
lole_object = create oleobject
li_rc = lole_object.ConnectToNewObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.SshTunnel")

(SQL Server)
EXEC @hr = sp_OACreate 'Chilkat_9_5_0.SshTunnel', @obj OUT

(Javascript)
var obj = new ActiveXObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.SshTunnel");

Properties

AbortCurrent As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

When set to 1, causes the currently running method to abort. Methods that always finish quickly (i.e.have no length file operations or network communications) are not affected. If no method is running, then this property is automatically reset to 0 when the next method is called. When the abort occurs, this property is reset to 0. Both synchronous and asynchronous method calls can be aborted. (A synchronous method call could be aborted by setting this property from a separate thread.)

AcceptLog As String

Contains an in-memory log of the listen thread. This will only contain content if the KeepAcceptLog property is 1.

AcceptLogPath As String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

Specifies a log file to be kept for the activity in the listen thread.

ConnectTimeoutMs As Long

Maximum number of milliseconds to wait when connecting to an SSH server. The default value is 10000 (i.e. 10 seconds). A value of 0 indicates no timeout (wait forever).

DebugLogFilePath As String

If set to a file path, causes each Chilkat method or property call to automatically append it's LastErrorText to the specified log file. The information is appended such that if a hang or crash occurs, it is possible to see the context in which the problem occurred, as well as a history of all Chilkat calls up to the point of the problem. The VerboseLogging property can be set to provide more detailed information.

This property is typically used for debugging the rare cases where a Chilkat method call hangs or generates an exception that halts program execution (i.e. crashes). A hang or crash should generally never happen. The typical causes of a hang are:

  1. a timeout related property was set to 0 to explicitly indicate that an infinite timeout is desired,
  2. the hang is actually a hang within an event callback (i.e. it is a hang within the application code), or
  3. there is an internal problem (bug) in the Chilkat code that causes the hang.

DestHostname As String

The destination hostname or IP address (in dotted decimal notation) of the service (such as a database server). Data sent through the SSH tunnel is forwarded by the SSH server to this destination. Data received from the destination (by the SSH server) is forwarded back to the client through the SSH tunnel.

DestPort As Long

The destination port of the service (such as a database server).

DynamicPortForwarding As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

If 1, then this behaves as a SOCKS proxy server for inbound connections. When this property is 1, the DestHostname and DestPort properties are unused because the destination IP:port is dynamically provided by the SOCKS client. The default value of this property is 0.

When dynamic port forwarding is used, the InboundSocksVersion property must be set to 4 or 5. If inbound SOCKS5 is used, then the InboundSocksUsername and InboundSocksPassword may be set to the required login/password for a client to gain access.

(Classic ASP) SSH Tunnel with Dynamic Port Forwarding

(Visual FoxPro) SSH Tunnel with Dynamic Port Forwarding

(PowerBuilder) SSH Tunnel with Dynamic Port Forwarding

(SQL Server) SSH Tunnel with Dynamic Port Forwarding

(Visual Basic 6.0) SSH Tunnel with Dynamic Port Forwarding

(VBScript) SSH Tunnel with Dynamic Port Forwarding

HostKeyFingerprint As String (read-only)

Introduced in version 9.5.0.56

Set after connecting to an SSH server. The format of the fingerprint looks like this: "ssh-rsa 1024 68:ff:d1:4e:6c:ff:d7:b0:d6:58:73:85:07:bc:2e:d5"

HttpProxyAuthMethod As String

If an HTTP proxy requiring authentication is to be used, set this property to the HTTP proxy authentication method name. Valid choices are "Basic" or "NTLM".

Note: This is for the outbound connection to the SSH server. It is used when the outbound connection to the SSH server must go through an HTTP proxy.

HttpProxyDomain As String

The NTLM authentication domain (optional) if NTLM authentication is used w/ the HTTP proxy.

Note: This is for the outbound connection to the SSH server. It is used when the outbound connection to the SSH server must go through an HTTP proxy.

HttpProxyHostname As String

If an HTTP proxy is to be used, set this property to the HTTP proxy hostname or IPv4 address (in dotted decimal notation).

Note: This is for the outbound connection to the SSH server. It is used when the outbound connection to the SSH server must go through an HTTP proxy.

HttpProxyPassword As String

If an HTTP proxy requiring authentication is to be used, set this property to the HTTP proxy password.

Note: This is for the outbound connection to the SSH server. It is used when the outbound connection to the SSH server must go through an HTTP proxy.

HttpProxyPort As Long

If an HTTP proxy is to be used, set this property to the HTTP proxy port number. (Two commonly used HTTP proxy ports are 8080 and 3128.)

Note: This is for the outbound connection to the SSH server. It is used when the outbound connection to the SSH server must go through an HTTP proxy.

HttpProxyUsername As String

If an HTTP proxy requiring authentication is to be used, set this property to the HTTP proxy login name.

Note: This is for the outbound connection to the SSH server. It is used when the outbound connection to the SSH server must go through an HTTP proxy.

IdleTimeoutMs As Long

A tunnel will fail when progress for sending or receiving data halts for more than this number of milliseconds. The default value is 10,000 (which is 10 seconds). A timeout of 0 indicates an infinite wait time (i.e. no timeout).

InboundSocksPassword As String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

If dynamic port forwarding is used, then this may be set to the password required for authenticating inbound connections.

InboundSocksUsername As String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

If dynamic port forwarding is used, then this may be set to the username required for authenticating inbound connections. If no username is set, then the inbound connection needs no authentication.

IsAccepting As Long (read-only)

1 if a background thread is running and accepting connections.

KeepAcceptLog As Long

If 1, then an in-memory log of the listen thread is kept. The default value is 0.

KeepTunnelLog As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

If 1, then a log of the SSH tunnel thread activity is kept in memory. The default value is 0.

LastBinaryResult As Variant (read-only)

Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

The binary data returned by the last (binary data returning) method called. Only available if Chilkat.Global.KeepBinaryResult is set to 1. This provides a means for obtaining large varbinary results in the SQL Server environment (where limitations exist in getting large amounts of data returned by method calls, but where temp tables can be used for binary properties).

LastErrorHtml As String (read-only)

Provides information in HTML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

LastErrorText As String (read-only)

Provides information in plain-text format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

Concept of LastErrorText

LastErrorText Standard Information

LastErrorXml As String (read-only)

Provides information in XML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

LastMethodSuccess As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

Indicate whether the last method call succeeded or failed. A value of 1 indicates success, a value of 0 indicates failure. This property is automatically set for method calls. It is not modified by property accesses. The property is automatically set to indicate success for the following types of method calls:

  • Any method that returns a string.
  • Any method returning a Chilkat object, binary bytes, or a date/time.
  • Any method returning a standard boolean status value where success = 1 and failure = 0.
  • Any method returning an integer where failure is defined by a return value less than zero.

Note: Methods that do not fit the above requirements will always set this property equal to 1. For example, a method that returns no value (such as a "void" in C++) will technically always succeed.

LastStringResult As String (read-only)

Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

The string return value of the last (string returning) method called. Only available if Chilkat.Global.KeepStringResult is set to 1. This provides a means for obtaining large string results in the SQL Server environment (where limitations exist in getting long strings returned by method calls, but where temp tables can be used for string properties).

Long Strings Returned by ActiveX Methods in SQL Server

LastStringResultLen As Long (read-only)

Introduced in version 9.5.0.53

The length, in characters, of the string contained in the LastStringResult property.

ListenBindIpAddress As String

In most cases, this property does not need to be set. It is provided for cases where it is required to bind the listen socket to a specific IP address (usually for computers with multiple network interfaces or IP addresses). For computers with a single network interface (i.e. most computers), this property should not be set. For multihoming computers, the default IP address is automatically used if this property is not set.

ListenPort As Long (read-only)

If a port number equal to 0 is passed to BeginAccepting, then this property will contain the actual allocated port number used. Otherwise it is equal to the port number passed to BeginAccepting, or 0 if BeginAccepting was never called.

OutboundBindIpAddress As String

In most cases, this property does not need to be set. It is provided for cases where it is required to bind the socket that is to connect to the SSH server (in the background thread) to a specific IP address (usually for computers with multiple network interfaces or IP addresses). For computers with a single network interface (i.e. most computers), this property should not be set. For multihoming computers, the default IP address is automatically used if this property is not set.

OutboundBindPort As Long

Unless there is a specific requirement for binding to a specific port, leave this unset (at the default value of 0). (99.9% of all users should never need to set this property.)

PreferIpv6 As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.70

If 1, then use IPv6 over IPv4 when both are supported for a particular domain. The default value of this property is 0, which will choose IPv4 over IPv6.

SocksHostname As String

The SOCKS4/SOCKS5 hostname or IPv4 address (in dotted decimal notation). This property is only used if the SocksVersion property is set to 4 or 5).

Note: This is for the outbound connection to the SSH server. It is used when the outbound connection to the SSH server must go through a SOCKS4 or SOCKS5 proxy.

SocksPassword As String

The SOCKS5 password (if required). The SOCKS4 protocol does not include the use of a password, so this does not apply to SOCKS4.

Note: This is for the outbound connection to the SSH server. It is used when the outbound connection to the SSH server must go through a SOCKS4 or SOCKS5 proxy.

SocksPort As Long

The SOCKS4/SOCKS5 proxy port. The default value is 1080. This property only applies if a SOCKS proxy is used (if the SocksVersion property is set to 4 or 5).

Note: This is for the outbound connection to the SSH server. It is used when the outbound connection to the SSH server must go through a SOCKS4 or SOCKS5 proxy.

SocksUsername As String

The SOCKS4/SOCKS5 proxy username. This property is only used if the SocksVersion property is set to 4 or 5).

Note: This is for the outbound connection to the SSH server. It is used when the outbound connection to the SSH server must go through a SOCKS4 or SOCKS5 proxy.

SocksVersion As Long

SocksVersion May be set to one of the following integer values:

0 - No SOCKS proxy is used. This is the default.
4 - Connect via a SOCKS4 proxy.
5 - Connect via a SOCKS5 proxy.

Note: This is for the outbound connection to the SSH server. It is used when the outbound connection to the SSH server must go through a SOCKS4 or SOCKS5 proxy.

SoRcvBuf As Long

Sets the receive buffer size socket option. Normally, this property should be left unchanged. The default value is 4194304.

This property can be increased if download performance seems slow. It is recommended to be a multiple of 4096.

More Information about TCP performance and Buffer Sizes

SoSndBuf As Long

Sets the send buffer size socket option. Normally, this property should be left unchanged. The default value is 262144.

This property can be increased if upload performance seems slow. It is recommended to be a multiple of 4096. Testing with sizes such as 512K and 1MB is reasonable.

More Information about TCP performance and Buffer Sizes

TcpNoDelay As Long

Controls whether the TCP_NODELAY socket option is used for the underlying TCP/IP socket. The default value is 0. Setting this property equal to 1 disables the Nagle algorithm and allows for better performance when small amounts of data are sent.

TunnelLog As String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

Contains an in-memory log of the SSH tunnel thread. This will only contain content if the KeepTunnelLog property is 1.

TunnelLogPath As String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

Set to keep a log file of the SSH tunnel thread.

VerboseLogging As Long

If set to 1, then the contents of LastErrorText (or LastErrorXml, or LastErrorHtml) may contain more verbose information. The default value is 0. Verbose logging should only be used for debugging. The potentially large quantity of logged information may adversely affect peformance.

Version As String (read-only)

Version of the component/library, such as "9.5.0.63"

Methods

AuthenticatePk(username As String, privateKey As ChilkatSshKey) As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

Authenticates with the SSH server using public-key authentication. The corresponding public key must have been installed on the SSH server for the username. Authentication will succeed if the matching privateKey is provided.

Important: When reporting problems, please send the full contents of the LastErrorText property to support@chilkatsoft.com.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

Beware of too much time between connect and authentication.

(Classic ASP) Use PuTTY Key for SSH Tunnel (PPK Private Key)

(Visual FoxPro) Use PuTTY Key for SSH Tunnel (PPK Private Key)

(PowerBuilder) Use PuTTY Key for SSH Tunnel (PPK Private Key)

(SQL Server) Use PuTTY Key for SSH Tunnel (PPK Private Key)

(Visual Basic 6.0) Use PuTTY Key for SSH Tunnel (PPK Private Key)

(VBScript) Use PuTTY Key for SSH Tunnel (PPK Private Key)

AuthenticatePkAsync(username As String, privateKey As ChilkatSshKey) As ChilkatTask

Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

Creates an asynchronous task to call the AuthenticatePk method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns Nothing on failure

VB6 Programs MUST Call FinalizeThreadPool Just Before Exiting

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AuthenticatePw(login As String, password As String) As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

Authenticates with the SSH server using a login and password.

An SSH session always begins by first calling Connect to connect to the SSH server, and then calling either AuthenticatePw or AuthenticatePk to login.

Important: When reporting problems, please send the full contents of the LastErrorText property to support@chilkatsoft.com.
Note: To learn about how to handle password change requests, see the PasswordChangeRequested property (above).

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

Beware of too much time between connect and authentication.

AuthenticatePwAsync(login As String, password As String) As ChilkatTask

Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

Creates an asynchronous task to call the AuthenticatePw method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns Nothing on failure

VB6 Programs MUST Call FinalizeThreadPool Just Before Exiting

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AuthenticatePwPk(username As String, password As String, privateKey As ChilkatSshKey) As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

Authentication for SSH servers that require both a password and private key. (Most SSH servers are configured to require one or the other, but not both.)

Important: When reporting problems, please send the full contents of the LastErrorText property to support@chilkatsoft.com.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

AuthenticatePwPkAsync(username As String, password As String, privateKey As ChilkatSshKey) As ChilkatTask

Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

Creates an asynchronous task to call the AuthenticatePwPk method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns Nothing on failure

VB6 Programs MUST Call FinalizeThreadPool Just Before Exiting

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AuthenticateSecPw(login As ChilkatSecureString, password As ChilkatSecureString) As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.71

The same as AuthenticatePw, except the login and password strings are passed in secure string objects.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

(Classic ASP) SSH Tunnel Authenticate Secure

(Visual FoxPro) SSH Tunnel Authenticate Secure

(PowerBuilder) SSH Tunnel Authenticate Secure

(SQL Server) SSH Tunnel Authenticate Secure

(Visual Basic 6.0) SSH Tunnel Authenticate Secure

(VBScript) SSH Tunnel Authenticate Secure

AuthenticateSecPwAsync(login As ChilkatSecureString, password As ChilkatSecureString) As ChilkatTask

Introduced in version 9.5.0.71

Creates an asynchronous task to call the AuthenticateSecPw method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns Nothing on failure

VB6 Programs MUST Call FinalizeThreadPool Just Before Exiting

Asynchronous Methods in VB6 - Be Very Careful with Callbacks

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AuthenticateSecPwPk(username As ChilkatSecureString, password As ChilkatSecureString, privateKey As ChilkatSshKey) As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.71

The same as AuthenticatePwPk, except the login and password strings are passed in secure string objects.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

AuthenticateSecPwPkAsync(username As ChilkatSecureString, password As ChilkatSecureString, privateKey As ChilkatSshKey) As ChilkatTask

Introduced in version 9.5.0.71

Creates an asynchronous task to call the AuthenticateSecPwPk method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns Nothing on failure

VB6 Programs MUST Call FinalizeThreadPool Just Before Exiting

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BeginAccepting(ByVal listenPort As Long) As Long

Starts a background thread for listening on listenPort. A new SSH tunnel is created and managed for each accepted connection. SSH tunnels are managed in a 2nd background thread: the SSH tunnel pool thread.

BeginAccepting starts a background thread that creates a socket, binds to the port, and begins listening. If the bind fails (meaning something else may have already bound to the same port), then the background thread exits. You may check to see if BeginAccepting succeeds by waiting a short time (perhaps 50 millisec) and then examine the IsAccepting property. If it is 0, then BeginAccepting failed.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

(Classic ASP) SSH Tunnel for Database Connection (such as ADO, ODBC, etc.)

(Visual FoxPro) SSH Tunnel for Database Connection (such as ADO, ODBC, etc.)

(PowerBuilder) SSH Tunnel for Database Connection (such as ADO, ODBC, etc.)

(SQL Server) SSH Tunnel for Database Connection (such as ADO, ODBC, etc.)

(Visual Basic 6.0) SSH Tunnel for Database Connection (such as ADO, ODBC, etc.)

(VBScript) SSH Tunnel for Database Connection (such as ADO, ODBC, etc.)

BeginAcceptingAsync(ByVal listenPort As Long) As ChilkatTask

Creates an asynchronous task to call the BeginAccepting method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns Nothing on failure

VB6 Programs MUST Call FinalizeThreadPool Just Before Exiting

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CloseTunnel(ByVal waitForThreads As Long) As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

Closes the SSH tunnel and disconnects all existing clients. If waitForThreads is 1, the method will wait for the tunnel and client threads to exit before returning.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

Connect(hostname As String, ByVal port As Long) As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

Connects to the SSH server to be used for SSH tunneling.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

(Classic ASP) SSH Tunnel with Dynamic Port Forwarding

(Visual FoxPro) SSH Tunnel with Dynamic Port Forwarding

(PowerBuilder) SSH Tunnel with Dynamic Port Forwarding

(SQL Server) SSH Tunnel with Dynamic Port Forwarding

(Visual Basic 6.0) SSH Tunnel with Dynamic Port Forwarding

(VBScript) SSH Tunnel with Dynamic Port Forwarding

ConnectAsync(hostname As String, ByVal port As Long) As ChilkatTask

Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

Creates an asynchronous task to call the Connect method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns Nothing on failure

VB6 Programs MUST Call FinalizeThreadPool Just Before Exiting

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ConnectThroughSsh(ssh As ChilkatSsh, hostname As String, ByVal port As Long) As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.55

Connects to an SSH server through an existing SSH connection. The ssh is an existing connected and authenticated SSH object. The connection to hostname:port is made through the existing SSH connection via port-forwarding. If successful, the connection is as follows: application => ServerSSH1 => ServerSSH2. (where ServerSSH1 is the ssh and ServerSSH2 is the SSH server at hostname:port) Once connected in this way, all communications are routed through ServerSSH1 to ServerSSH2. This includes authentication -- which means the application must still call one of the Authenticate* methods to authenticate with ServerSSH2.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

ConnectThroughSshAsync(ssh As ChilkatSsh, hostname As String, ByVal port As Long) As ChilkatTask

Introduced in version 9.5.0.55

Creates an asynchronous task to call the ConnectThroughSsh method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Returns Nothing on failure

VB6 Programs MUST Call FinalizeThreadPool Just Before Exiting

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DisconnectAllClients(ByVal waitForThreads As Long) As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.50

Disconnects all clients, keeping the SSH tunnel open. If waitForThreads is 1, the method will wait for the client threads to exit before returning.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

GetCurrentState() As String

Introduced in version 9.5.0.65

Returns the current state of existing tunnels in an XML string.

Returns Nothing on failure

IsSshConnected() As Long

Introduced in version 9.5.0.61

Returns 1 if connected to the SSH server. Returns 0 if the connection has been lost (or was never established).

StopAccepting(ByVal waitForThread As Long) As Long

Stops the listen background thread. It is possible to continue accepting connections by re-calling BeginAccepting. If waitForThread is 1, the method will wait for the listen thread to exit before returning.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

UnlockComponent(unlockCode As String) As Long

Unlocks the component. This must be called once prior to calling any other method. A fully-functional 30-day trial is automatically started when an arbitrary string is passed to this method. For example, passing "Hello", or "abc123" will unlock the component for the 1st thirty days after the initial install.

Returns 1 for success, 0 for failure.

Diagnosing UnlockComponent Problems

UnlockComponent LastErrorText shows exact string passed to it.

Verify UnlockComponent Success w/ Purchased Unlock Code

LastErrorText Standard Information

Events

AbortCheck(abort As Long)

Provides the opportunity for a method call to be aborted. The AbortCheck event is fired periodically based on the value of the HeartbeatMs property. If HeartbeatMs is 0, then no AbortCheck events will fire. As an example, to fire 5 AbortCheck events per second, set the HeartbeatMs property equal to 200.

VB6 Event callback implementation:

Important: Event callbacks from asynchronous method calls are generally not possible from the ActiveX. See VB6 Async Callbacks

Dim WithEvents mySshtunnel As ChilkatSshTunnel

Private Sub mySshtunnel_AbortCheck(abort As Long)

	'Insert application code here.

End Sub

BinaryData(data As Variant)

Binary data provided by certain methods.

VB6 Event callback implementation:

Important: Event callbacks from asynchronous method calls are generally not possible from the ActiveX. See VB6 Async Callbacks

Dim WithEvents mySshtunnel As ChilkatSshTunnel

Private Sub mySshtunnel_BinaryData(data As Variant)

	'Insert application code here.

End Sub

PercentDone(ByVal pctDone As Long, abort As Long)

Provides the percentage completed for any method that involves network communications or time-consuming processing (assuming it is a method where a percentage completion can be measured). This event is only fired when it is possible to know a percentage completion, and when it makes sense to express the operation as a percentage completed. The pctDone argument will have a value from 1 to 100. For operations (Chilkat method calls) that complete very quickly, the number of PercentDone callbacks will vary, but the final callback should have a value of 100. For long running operations, no more than one callback per percentage point will occur (for example: 1, 2, 3, ... 98, 99, 100).

The PercentDone callback counts as an AbortCheck event. For method calls that complete quickly such that PercentDone events fire, it may be that AbortCheck events don't fire because the opportunity to abort is already provided in the PercentDone callback. For time consuming operations, where the amount of time between PercentDone callbacks are long, AbortCheck callbacks may be used to allow for the operation to be aborted in a more responsive manner.

The abort output argument provides a means for aborting the operation. Setting it to 1 will cause the method to abort and return a failed status (or whatever return value indicates failure).

VB6 Event callback implementation:

Important: Event callbacks from asynchronous method calls are generally not possible from the ActiveX. See VB6 Async Callbacks

Dim WithEvents mySshtunnel As ChilkatSshTunnel

Private Sub mySshtunnel_PercentDone(ByVal pctDone As Long, abort As Long)

	'Insert application code here.

End Sub

ProgressInfo(name As String, value As String)

A general name/value event that provides information about what is happening during a method call. To find out what information is available, write code to handle this event and log the name/value pairs. Most are self-explanatory.

VB6 Event callback implementation:

Important: Event callbacks from asynchronous method calls are generally not possible from the ActiveX. See VB6 Async Callbacks

Dim WithEvents mySshtunnel As ChilkatSshTunnel

Private Sub mySshtunnel_ProgressInfo(name As String, value As String)

	'Insert application code here.

End Sub

TextData(data As String)

Text data provided by certain methods.

VB6 Event callback implementation:

Important: Event callbacks from asynchronous method calls are generally not possible from the ActiveX. See VB6 Async Callbacks

Dim WithEvents mySshtunnel As ChilkatSshTunnel

Private Sub mySshtunnel_TextData(data As String)

	'Insert application code here.

End Sub