Cyberoam Python Login Logout Script

If you have a Wincable or any other Internet account that uses Cyberoam Software for login.. And u are pissed off by the Linux client that is buggy in terms of logging off or login.

Here is a python script (My first useful python program) that logs in and logs out correctly. Without leaving a trace of /tmp/crclient.pid

You can put the script in the $HOME/bin directory. So that it is visible in $PATH.

Usage

Login
$ wincable start

Logout
$ wincable stop

You can alternatively download the script

Configuration of 2 variables is required

  • CLIENT_DIR – The directory in which crclient binary resides
  • USERNAME – Login name of the user
#!/usr/bin/python
import os, time, sys

'''Tool to log into the wincable system, first checks if any
process is running, if yes, kills it and then invokes the binary client'''

#=======================================================
#===================== CONFIGURATION ===================

CLIENT_DIR = '/home/rutu/crclient'
USERNAME = "rushiraj"

#=======================================================
#=======================================================



os.chdir(CLIENT_DIR)

def startClient():
        stopClient()
        removeFile()
	print "Starting client ..."
	login = "./crclient -u " + USERNAME
	start = os.popen(login)
#	start.read()
	print
	print


def removeFile():
		#Forcefully remove pid file if any
		os.popen("rm -fr /tmp/crclient.pid")


def stopClient():
	# Check for existing process, if found, terminate, kill
	p = os.popen("ps ax | grep 'crclient -u' | grep -v grep")
	pss = p.read()
	if (pss != ""):
		# process is running, try to terminate
		print "Terminating process ..."

		os.popen("./crclient -l")
		time.sleep(1)
		
		removeFile()


#Check first argument
command = sys.argv[1]
if command == "start":
	startClient()
elif command == "stop":
	stopClient()

# vim: set ft=python:

3 thoughts on “Cyberoam Python Login Logout Script”

    1. if your crclient script/file exists in /home/rutu/crclient/bin – then /home/rutu/crclient/bin is the residing directory

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