[vpn-help] Commandline options

Matthew Grooms mgrooms at shrew.net
Sun Jun 9 11:44:17 CDT 2013

On 5/30/2013 1:48 PM, Victor wrote:
> For a long time I wished there was a possibility to start a connection
> from the commandline or a batch/script. It turns out it's there at least
> in version 2.2.0 but not documented anywhere as far as I know. I just
> started ipsecc.exe from its installation-folder "C:\Program
> Files\ShrewSoft\VPN Client" and got a message-screen saying
> Invalid parameters specified ...
> ipsecc.exe -r "name" [ -u <user> ][ -p <pass> ][ -a ]
> -r             site configuration path
> -u            connection user name
> -p            connection user password
> -a            auto connect
> After some testing it turns out that "name" is the name as it appears in
> the ipsecca – window . Adding the –a  starts the connection as promised.
> I would like this added to the helpfile. Would be nice if you could
> rightclick on the tray-icon and "exit" and  "disconnect" / "connect"
> from there.


Thanks for the input. The documentation is falling a bit behind. I am in 
the process of updating it now for the 2.2.2 release which will be 
available soon. Besides the documentation update, we will be adding 
support for auto-reconnect.



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