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NCPLOGIN(1)		  BSD General Commands Manual		   NCPLOGIN(1)

NAME
     ncplogin — create permanent connection to a NetWare server

SYNOPSIS
     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
     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 open even if no applica‐
     tion uses 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 page 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 following options are available:

     -S server
	     Specify the name of the NetWare server to connect to.  This
	     affects only IPX servers.	For servers supporting IP natively,
	     see the -A option.

     -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
	     option.

     -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 is 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* pro‐
	     grams 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.	 By
	     default, 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 behav‐
	     iour.  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 useful 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
	     seconds.

     /server:user
	     This syntax is provided for the sake of simplicity and is mutu‐
	     ally exclusive with the -S and -U options.

IMPLEMENTATION NOTES
     Low-level connection management is implemented in the ncp.ko kernel mod‐
     ule.  The IPXrouted(8) program is also required for IPX support.

FILES
     ~/.nwfsrc	keeps static parameters for connections and other information;
		see /usr/share/examples/nwclient/dot.nwfsrc for details.

HISTORY
     The ncplogin command first appeared in FreeBSD 4.0.

AUTHORS
     Boris Popov ⟨bp@butya.kz⟩, ⟨rbp@chat.ru⟩

BUGS
     Please report any bugs to the author.

BSD			      September 15, 1999			   BSD
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