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RCONIP documentation

Usage | Command line arguments | Navigation keys for server selection screen | Special key combinations for remote console screen | General Notes

Usage

rconip [opts] [host[:port]] [password]

opts:
       -s
OR --ssl        Connect using SSL
       -?
OR --help      Show this usage
       -p host    Connect via Proxy host
       --spx       Proxy connects with SPX
       --sync      Start in screen sync mode (toggle with Alt-F6)

Command-line arguments:

rconip <servername> <password>

  • Launches a remote console session with server <servername> and password <password>

rconip <servername> <password> -s

  • Launches a secure remote console session with server <servername> and password <password>

rconip <servername>

  • Prompts for a password and then launches a remote console session with server <servername> and entered password

rconip -s <servername>

  • Prompts for a password and then launches a secure remote console session with server <servername> and entered password

rconip

  • Obtains a list of novell servers through SLP and launches the server selection interface.
  • See General Notes for limitation of SLP discovery.

rconip -s

  • Obtains a list of secure connections to novell servers through SLP and lauches the server selection interface.
  • See General Notes for limitation of SLP discovery.

rconip <servername> -p <proxyhost>

  • Connects to <servername> via <proxyhost> (with RCONPRXY.NLM loaded)

rconip <servername> -p <proxyhost> --spx

  • Connects to <servername> via <proxyhost> using SPX between proxyhost and servername

rconip --sync <servername>

  • Prompts for a password and then launches a remote console session with server <servername> and entered password with Screen Sync mode active

NOTE: the port can be changed from default by adding ':port' to the host name.

  • eg. rconip host:2033 -p proxy:2038 password

Enter

  • Connect to the selected server

Cursor movement keys

  • Move in the server selection list

Insert

  • Enter a server by IP address or hostname

Escape

  • Exit the program

Special key combinations for remote console screen:

Alt-F1

  • Display the screen list

Alt-F2

  • Disconnect from the server

Alt-F3, Alt-F4

  • Move to previous and next screens, respectively

Alt-F5

  • "Activate" the currently displayed screen

Alt-F6

  • Toggle screen Sync mode (activates screen changed to)

Keypad *

  • Display the screen list

Keypad /

  • Disconnect from the server

Keypad -, Keypad +

  • Move to previous and next screens, respectively

Keypad Enter

  • "Activate" the currently displayed screen

Some general notes:

Logger console

  • The cursor keys only work when the screen is active.

Keypad special keys

  • NUMLOCK is required to use the Keypad key described above

SLP Discovery - Message from Andreas Tranquillini

  • It seems that every SLP query will fail if you are not at least a member of the power users group. The temporary workaround is to give the users group write access to the registry key HKLM\Software\Novell\Winsock 2\ClassInfo.

Changing from default port

  • The port is specified by adding :port to the host. eg. rconip host:2033 -p proxy:2038 password