Generate/VShellIcon.gif  Location Category

The Location category lets you add, configure, and test location subconfigurations. Subconfigurations can be used to override server settings for connections from a specific location. Supported server settings specified in a subconfiguration will replace the default settings given in the VShell Control Panel.

When a connection is made, VShell reviews its location subconfiguration list to see if the connected location appears on the list. The server compares the source with the top Source entry and then goes down the list to the lowest entry. If the location matches a Source entry, that subconfiguration is applied and  takes precedence over the VShell default configuration; the rest of the Source list is ignored. An empty list will mean that the VShell default configuration will be used.

Note: When a subconfiguration is applied, only settings specified in the subconfiguration are overridden. Settings that are not specifically changed retain their default value.

After connecting, when a user authenticates, VShell will also check that user against its User/Group subconfiguration list. User and group subconfiguration settings will override location subconfiguration settings as well as VShell default configuration settings.

Subconfiguration group

Using the arrow buttons to the right of your sources list, you can move selected sources up and down within the list. You can also add, edit and delete filters from your list using the buttons below the list.


The source of the connection. This can be an IP address or an IP address with a netmask.


The subconfiguration of the source; entered in the Add Location Subconfiguration dialog.

Test subconfiguration group

Hostname or IP

Enter the hostname or IP address of the connection that you want to test your subconfiguration with.


Press this button to test your subconfiguration with connection entered in the Hostname or IP entry box.


This field will display the result of the test after you have pressed the Test button. If there is a matching entry in the source list above, it will also be highlighted.