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Commandline login 1.03


January 4, 2006 12:01 am





This version (1.03) not only makes a connect to the tree, but also an authentication to the tree.

The login needs 3 parameters to login: tree, user and password. For security reasons the password is encrypted.

There are a few methods to use the program:

HBWlogin /setup
HBWlogin /t=<treename> /u=<username>


The program reads the hbwlogin.ini file and uses the entries tree= and user= in the section [LOGIN]. The program searches for the file pass<treename>.hbw. This file contains the password.

HBWlogin /setup

Run this in a dosbox. The program will ask you for the treename, username and password. The password will not hidden on the screen. The program creates the hbwlogin.ini file and the encrypted password file.

HBWlogin /t=<treename> /u=<username>

The program will use the treename and username for the login. For the password the program will use the filename pass<treename>$<username>.hbw. You can use the program pass.exe for the generation of the password file.

HBWlogin /m or HBWlogin /m /t=<tree> /u=<user>

The /m parameter will create a map to a server (the first one that reacts) It will create the following mapping similar to the command map f:=server/sys:\public.

The program returns one of the following error levels.

Login successful
Login failed
Some internal error
You can use these return values in a batch file.

Example batch file:

@echo off
rem setup some common vars
set count=0
set tree=firewall
set user=.admin.fir
hbwlogin /t=%tree% /u=%user% /m
if errorlevel 2 goto error2
if errorlevel 1 goto error1
rem do something useful 🙂
echo login successful
cx [root]
nlist *
notree %tree%
goto end
echo “Could not login”
set/a count=count+1
if %count% leq 5 goto loop
goto end
echo “Some internal error”

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