New connection ([File] menu)

Connects to a new host or a serial port or a named pipe. Also, Replays a log file. If the connection is already open, opens a new Tera Term window.

"New connection" dialog box


Enter the host name or IP address(IPv4 and IPv6) or named pipe, or select one from the host list. To edit the host list, use the [Setup] TCP/IP command.
The IPv6 address is surround with the bracket. (Refer to RFC3986 / RFC5952)
You can enter not only the host name or address, but also the command line parameters like the following:                  Host name only.               Host name with a port number. /F=FOOHOST.INI  Host name & setup file name.
    /C=1                                Specifies the serial port connection.
    /R=LOG.DAT                          Replays the log file.
    [2001:db8:1:2:8401:2ff:fe03:405]    IPv6 address
    [fe80::8401:2ff:fe03:405%3]:8022    IPv6 address and Port number /ssh  SSH connection to a port number other than 22
    ssh://       SSH connection to the SSH protocol(ssh://)
    \\.\pipe\vmware-serial-port         Named pipe connection
This edit control can support the Ctrl+a(Home key), Ctrl+e(End key), Ctrl+b(left-arrow), Ctrl+f(right-arrow), Ctrl+n(down-arrow), Ctrl+p(up-arrow), Ctrl+d(delete the character at point), Ctrl+k(kill the text from point to the end of the line) and Ctrl+u(kill backward from point to the beginning of the line).
Enables the telnet protocol. Usually, you should select this option.
TCP port#
Normally, you should use the TCP port number 23 for the telnet protocol.

Only if <telnet flag> is on and <TCP port#> is 23, Tera Term starts spontaneously sending telnet commands to the host for the option negotiation when the TCP/IP connection is established. In any cases, Tera Term can respond to telnet commands sent by the host.

See also:
Telnet port number / Terminal setup for non-telnet connection


Select a port from the list.