Thanks Normis for the suggestion, however I forgot to mention that the sessions are from DOZENS different customers... So they are not connected with each other and certainly won't fit on one mapWhy not use The Dude, which was made for this purpose?
is the above not the same thing?It sure would be nice to have folders in winbox so a person could store customers in one folder and towers in another! It would make it so much quicker than having to scroll down a very long list! If there were folders one could sort clients by their respective subnets.
Definitely one thing. After clicking the "thunder" icon on top left, there should be list of Dude Servers to choose from, and an ability to save credentials:I don't think we will expand the winbox loader anymore, you must use the Dude. This is why I ask, what improvements to the Dude do you want to see, to make it usable in such way?
copy and paste works for movingI'm missing the option to move devices between maps. After adding e.g. 30 devices to one map, I realized that ONLY option to organize and filter them out would be the "Map" dropdown. But after adding I'm unable to move them to other map, so I suppose I'll have to drop them and recreate again... Or is there any faster method?
so don't run it in background. run it only when you need itHaving it always running in the background is a pain.
IMO this is a feature not a problem. It's useful when there's a need to recall a password.winbox.cfg saves plain text passwords !
Why does not it save MD5 or SHA1 password, and not to use plan text authentification when sending password (even with secure connection).
Just simply store and authentificate with MD5 or SHA1 hashed password, like many others programs.
winbox [location [username [password]]]
winbox firewall.business.com admin mysecret
Yup. I was hoping that Winbox would do something sensible in this regard (spawn child, kill parent?), but I haven't tested it and I suspect that my optimism is unplaced!isn't it possible to obtain command line parameters of any user's process in system? =)
well, the second is command-line. the first is URL Handler. from the webbrowser you can only run URL =)hmm but what is this then?or at least parse
winbox.exe 10.1.10.1 admin mysecret
it simply means cutting of 'winbox://' from command line and replacing of %20 with space, so one can use winbox://address%20user%20password URL to run WinBox =)I know, but what did he mean by "parse".
yesss, I like to go shopping on my 'M1 brams' tank =)IMHO winbox is screwdriver while DUDE is kitted out robotic arm.
That path leads to bloat. Sometimes it is better/easier/faster to have the screwdriver.IMHO winbox is screwdriver while DUDE is kitted out robotic arm.
okey I'll do that by myself ;pI know, but what did he mean by "parse". what do you need URL handlers for, is there a lot of situations where you want to call winbox from within a webpage? not to mention storing password in that webpage in plain sight :)
Janisk I appreciate your opinion, however the whole thing started with a tiny feature request for a "find" textbox in Winbox That simple thing would ease management of even thousands of sessions... If I would be able to just filter them by name or IP, I wouldn't in most cases need DUDE. I like DUDE and I use it in some places, where history and alerts matter, but for everyday use, to just login and manage routers I prefer Winbox for now...sorry, but all this looks like reinventing the wheel:
Q: what else i can use, i do not want to use DUDE, you should improve winbox
A: DUDE is feature rich tool that can replace winbox.
if you look at dude as a winbox replacement - you can simply add devices, turn all probes down, assign routers in groups, manage upgrades of those groups etc. It is feature rich power-tool.
IMHO winbox is screwdriver while DUDE is kitted out robotic arm.
No, wait! Do you use Winbox on server where dozens of potential attackers are logged at the same time and do nothing but sniff command line parameters??? No, you use it exclusively on your PC where no-one can log on, and if she can, she is unable to do what you described. Why you need such excess security measures? Aren't you able to just secure yourself?...Yup. I was hoping that Winbox would do something sensible in this regard (spawn child, kill parent?), but I haven't tested it and I suspect that my optimism is unplaced!isn't it possible to obtain command line parameters of any user's process in system? =)
will they help to allow WinBox to acces his config and block other programs from accessing it?TrueCrypt / BitLocker helps to not care about such details
This is going OT, but I want to answer. Do you install random crap on your production laptop? Do you browse random and/or questionable sites on that machine? Do you allow random people to use your laptop? I don't, so I don't care that all programs can read my winbox.cfg. Besides, there are far more precious things than winbox.cfg that needs to be protected. I care about that and I'm also making regular backups. With TrueCrypt -- if they steal my laptop, I win. They have only a replaceable brick worth nothing more than a few bucks.will they help to allow WinBox to acces his config and block other programs from accessing it?TrueCrypt / BitLocker helps to not care about such details
point is - no one is going to improve "screwdriver"