Topic "Remember "runtime" passwords"

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jsimlo

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I would like to request an option to store connections without usernames.
Also I would like to request an option to remember "runtime" passwords.
Both these features can be observed in Total Commander.

Why? I use WinSCP on shared computers in school. Everybody here connects to the same set of servers, but everyone uses his own username/password. Of course nobody wants to save a stored session with his username, but we would all want to have the shared info stored (e.g. server name, port, session preferences, etc.) So we would like to store some sessions, which do not specify usernames. The usernames then shall be given during the connect.

Second request is to remember "runtime" passwords until the connection is not manually closed. Right now, whenever the connection drops (and it does drop a lot here), I am forced to reenter my password. Note: I can not save the password into the stored session, see above. When I manually close a connection, or when I terminate the entire application, then the password shall get lost. This would be similar to web browsers: they usually remember http auth passwords until they are closed.
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> So we would like to store some sessions,
> which do not specify usernames

WinSCP 4.0.4 can store just server name + port
I think for years WinSCP do this.

The second RFE "Remember 'runtime' passwords"
I dont face this problem nowadays.
I think (or somebody can correct me) WinSCP maintains connection all the time by sending null packets.
If so I dont know how it maintain it when windows system goes standby/hibernate
or if the server rebooted.

~BijuGC
~BijuGC

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To configure sending null packets, check "Advanced Options" at "WinSCP Login"
and see "Keepalives" in "Connection Tab"
Doc is here http://winscp.net/eng/docs/ui_login_connection
Guest




> WinSCP 4.0.4 can store just server name + port

My mistake, I used an older version of winscp, which required you to
enter the username into the stored session before it could be saved.

> I think (or somebody can correct me) WinSCP maintains connection
> all the time by sending null packets.

Well, but when the problem is within the internet connection itself,
null packets (or any kind of keep-alives) will not help you much,
will they? When your dhcp-ed ip changes from time to time, nothing
but a reconnect can keep you alive. Unfortunatelly, each time my
connection breaks, I have to type the password. Understood now?

jsimlo
martin
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Just Load the stored session (with hostname only), enter username and password and press Login, you should not be asked for username or password anymore.
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