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Shared/Common address list for WinBox?

Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:16 am

Aside from manually exporting/importing address lists in WinBox (i'm talking about the managed list showing all saved routers before you connect to one)
Is there a way to automate the process so that all our technicians can add new clients and they'll show up on everyone elses winbox session when its opened.
Ideally have all the session data stored in a shared location such as a sharepoint folder, or even a mapped network drive
 
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Re: Shared/Common address list for WinBox?

Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:36 am

Maybe some kind of external scp mass uploading task to all your Tiks by cron (from Linux for example) and scheduling list imports on each Tik from uploaded file?
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Re: Shared/Common address list for WinBox?

Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:53 am

Where does WinBox store the list of remembered addresses though? If I can simply place that file in a shared location and point WinBox to it, thatll work
Or if I cant choose the location I could use a symbolic link in a pinch. At least that way everyone accesses the same file (which hopefully doesn't remain read-only while sessions are open)

Or..... does it store them in the registry? In which case, major bummer dude
 
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Re: Shared/Common address list for WinBox?

Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:13 am

I just tested and it seems that the file is just saved next to the winbox executable file.
Maybe that is because I have saved it once this way and that Winbox keeps it like that and that it is not the default behaviour, but hey, if I can, you probably can :)

Rethinking it I guess it can be saved anywhere. It will be picked up from the location it is saved latest.
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Re: Shared/Common address list for WinBox?

Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:17 am

I don't think so because I can move the winbox executable file around and it still sees the list of addresses
 
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Re: Shared/Common address list for WinBox?

Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:49 am

I'm going to bump this because its quite annoying and inefficient, we move around and are using different computers. Sometimes our office PC, sometimes laptops, sometimes terminal sessions. None of them are synchronized and we have multiple staff constantly asking "What's the password for XYZ". We do have a database for access details but it's quite inefficient

We really need a way to just open WinBox and have it access the most up-to-date list of saved routers to quickly get management, without having to spend 5 minutes pulling up client details whenever we move to another PC or have another tech look into an issue

If a dev can post and tell us exactly where the file is (or folder) that stores saved WinBox sessions then its easy enough to just create a symbolic link pointing to OneDrive, DropBox or a mapped network drive to download the most up to date session list automatically
 
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Re: Shared/Common address list for WinBox?

Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:10 pm

I AM also interested in that features.

I have found where the address file is located, but I have no idea on how I can use some sort of link between user.

C:\Users\%USER%\AppData\Roaming\Mikrotik\Winbox

Anyone has some idea ?

Thank you !
 
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Re: Shared/Common address list for WinBox?

Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:59 pm

Did anyone find a way to do this? I also would like a shared address list. Ideally in cloud storage so I can pick it up form my laptop when on the road.
 
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Re: Shared/Common address list for WinBox?

Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:16 pm

in Winbox loader, click Tools and "Move sessions folder". Put it in Dropbox for example. Then set the same on other Winbox
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Re: Shared/Common address list for WinBox?

Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:22 pm

in Winbox loader, click Tools and "Move sessions folder". Put it in Dropbox for example. Then set the same on other Winbox
Just tried that - but it doesn't seem to work. It seems to move "session files" but somehow not the address book.
 
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Re: Shared/Common address list for WinBox?

Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:29 pm

in Winbox loader, click Tools and "Move sessions folder". Put it in Dropbox for example. Then set the same on other Winbox
Just tried that - but it doesn't seem to work. It seems to move "session files" but somehow not the address book.
Move addresses.cdb (I forgot what its original location is) to a shared folder. I have mine in Dropbox. In Winbox, File/Open addresses.cdb. Winbox will remember the last cdb file opened.

I also put my sessions folder in Dropbox as explained above.
 
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Re: Shared/Common address list for WinBox?

Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:34 pm

It works fine on a Windows VM guest, but I can't manage it to work on Linux Mint via WinBox/Wine.
I move the session folder to the desired folder on a NAS and I also move and open the .cdb in the same folder, but when I try to add an IP to an existing database it replies "ERROR:Could not save configuration".

Do you have any idea on how to make it work? It would make my life so much easier.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Re: Shared/Common address list for WinBox?

Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:16 am

in Winbox loader, click Tools and "Move sessions folder". Put it in Dropbox for example. Then set the same on other Winbox
Trust all your routers' addresses and passwords to Dropbox? I think I'll pass...
 
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Re: Shared/Common address list for WinBox?

Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:07 pm

The original question was about that. It's up to you to ignore this thread. Plus, there are plenty of other centrally shared file storage solutions. OwnCloud lives in the LAN, for example.
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