Starting the SafeLinx Client

You can start the SafeLinx Client using a command line or the icon that has been added to the Internet folder for Linux distributions such as RedHat and SuSE that use Gnome or KDE environments.

For Linux™ distributions, such as RedHat and SuSE that use Gnome or KDE environments, an icon is added to the Internet folder to open the SafeLinx Client.

From a command line, enter wcguicfg

To start the SafeLinx Client from a command line, enter the wclient command. Command-line flags include:

-a [address][:port]
Instead of using a configuration file, use the gateway address and (optional) the port specified. This option requires a prompt for user ID and password. This option cannot be used with the -l or -f options.

-b
Use this option to place the login attempt into the background and have the wclient return immediately. This option is only valid with the -l option.

-c [device configuration file]
Generate a default device connection configuration to standard out that uses the specified device library for the transport. For example, for a connection named violet, enter

wclient -c violet_device.conf>/home/userID/.wclient/violet.conf.

-d [device library]
Generate the default device interface configuration to standard out that uses the device library specified. For example, enter

wclient -d libiplan.so>/home/userID/.wclient/violet_device.conf

-D [device library]
Use this option with the -d option for PPPLAN devices to specify which device to connect over. The default is libiplan.so. This option is only valid with the -d option.

-f [configuration file]
Load configuration settings from [configuration file] instead of from /opt/hcl/SafeLinxClient/wclient.conf. The configuration file must be fully qualified. If you do not specify the -f flag when specifying other flags on the command, the default configuration file is used.

-h
Displays the usage statement.

-i [device index]
Generate a default device configuration to standard out based on the device index specified. If the value is 0 then it is IP LAN. If the value is 1, it is IP LAN over a point-to-point protocol daemon (PPPD).

-I [device index]
Use this option with the -i option for PPPLAN devices to specify which device to connect over. The default value is 0, the default IP LAN. This option is only valid with the -i option.

-l
Log in silently to Connection Manager and exit. To use this flag, you must connect before using the user account and select the Save password check box on the Connect window. This option can be used along with the -f option. For IP LAN connections, if no IP adapters are available, wclient returns 1 and waits in the background for an IP adapter to become available.

Use the -t option to specify how long to wait for an IP adapter to become available.

Use the -b option to put the login attempt into the background and have the wclient command return immediately.

This command-line flag does not allow secondary authentication.

-o
If there is an active interface, silently log it out and close the active interface.

-t
Time in seconds to wait for IP adapters to become available before exiting. Use -t with the -l option. Values ≤ 0 indicate an infinite timeout. The default value is 90.

-v
Show version information.