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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     ncplogin -- create permanent connection to a NetWare server

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     ncplogin [-BCDN] [-S server] [-U user] [-A host] [-I level] [-M mode] [-O
	      [owner][:group]] [-R retrycount] [-T tree] [-W timeout]
     ncplogin [-BCDN] [-A host] [-I level] [-M mode] [-O [owner][:group]]
	      [-R retrycount] [-T tree] [-W timeout] /server:user

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     Connections to a NetWare server can be created and used independently of
     the mount_nwfs(8) command.  Connections can be created by any user.  Each
     user can have multiple connections, but each NetWareServer:NetWareUser
     pair should be unique.

     The ncplogin command is used to create a permanent connection to a
     NetWare server.  Permanent connections will stay connected even if no
     applications use them.  This allows users to run different ncp* programs
     without specifying a file server and user to use.	Established connections
 can be destroyed with the ncplogout(1) command.

     Upper case options described in this manual are common for other ncp*
     programs and are referred to as "connection options".  Options -U and -S
     are mutually exclusive with the /server:user syntax.

     The options are:

     -S server
	     Specify the name of the NetWare server to connect to.  This
	     affect only IPX servers.  For native IP servers, see the -A

     -U user
	     Specify the name of the user used in the login sequence.

     -A host
	     Use the UDP protocol to connect to a NetWare 5.x server specified
	     by the host argument.

     -C      Do not convert the password to uppercase.

     -D      Mark the connection as primary.  The option can be used to modify
	     existing connections.  Only the ncplogin program accepts this

     -I signature_level
	     Try to use signature_level.  Available values are:

		   Value   Meaning
		   0	   disable signatures
		   1	   enable (use if required by server)
		   2	   request but do not require signing
		   3	   require signatures

	     Note that only packet header signing is implemented.

     -M mode
	     Share this connection.  The bits in the mode argument are similar
	     to standard file permissions:

		   Mask    Meaning
		   4	   READ    - connection will be visible.
		   2	   WRITE   - connection can be closed/modified
		   1	   EXECUTE - user allowed to execute requests.

	     By default, the connection is created with mode 0700 and only the
	     owner can use it.	Specifying 0750 as the argument to the -M
	     option would allow read-only group access as well.  This would
	     allow the group to perform NCP requests, but not to destroy the
	     connection.  When a server is not explicitly specified, ncp* programs
 try to find a suitable connection in the following order:

		   1.	Try to find a connection owned by the user.  If there
			is more than one such connection, try to determine
			which one is primary.  The primary flag is set with
			the -D option.

		   2.	If the primary connection could not be determined, the
			first shared connection will be used.

     -N      Do not prompt for a password.  At run time, ncplogin reads the
	     ~/.nwfsrc file for additional configuration parameters and a
	     password.	If no password is found for the specified server:user
	     pair, ncplogin prompts for it.

     -O      Specify the owner and group attributes for the connection.  Newly
	     created connections take the owner attribute from the creating
	     user's username and the group attribute from the creating user's
	     primary group.  This option overrides that behaviour.  Only the
	     superuser can override the owner attribute for a connection.

     -P      Mark the connection as permanent.	The ncplogin utility always
	     creates permanent connections.  This option can be used in other
	     ncp* programs.

     -R retry_count
	     Specify the number of retries to be performed before dropping the
	     connection.  The default value is 10.

	     Note: after a connection is marked `BAD', each request will try
	     to restore it.  This process restores only the NCP connection; it
	     does not reopen any files that were open at the time that the
	     connection was marked `BAD'.

     -W timeout
	     Specify the server request timeout in seconds.  The default is 5

	     This syntax is provided for the sake of simplicity and is mutually
 exclusive with the -S and -U options.


     Low level connection management is implemented in the ncp.ko module.  The
     IPXrouted(8) program is also required for IPX support.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     ~/.nwfsrc	    keeps static parameters for connections and other information
 See /usr/share/examples/nwclient/dot.nwfsrc for

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The ncplogin command first appeared in FreeBSD 4.0.

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Boris Popov <bp@butya.kz>, <rbp@chat.ru>

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Please report any bugs to the author.

FreeBSD 5.2.1		      September 15, 1999		 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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