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ConnectMeNow – Version 1.5 available …

ConnectMeNow – Version 1.5 available …

Yet another update for ConnectMeNow …

Due to encrypted data in the config file causing potential issues, ConnectMeNow has now a new configuration format.
At first start it will try to convert you old configuration file to the new format. If you see an error message: Close ConnectMeNow, Delete the config file, and restart ConnectMeNow. Unfortunately, in that case you’d need to re-enter your servers – our apologies for the inconvenience.

Additionally, I’ve managed to reduce the binary size by about 40% … 

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  • Oct 23, 2015 - 3:31 AM - John Comment Link

    Thank you for this great little gadget for my Mac … works like a charm 



  • Oct 24, 2015 - 12:20 PM - Wolfgang Comment Link

    Hello Hans, quick question to make sure I understand CMN correctly: I am using it on my MacBook. When I am at home, it connects to the network silently and automatically. That works very well now.

    However, when I am away from home, where there is no network to connect, it shows me an error message “I am unable to connect…”. I thought that when there is no network, CMN will silently accept that until it may be a network is available again later but not “complain” by send a message.

    Is that correct?

    Thanks Hans!



    • Oct 24, 2015 - 1:52 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Wolfgang,

      It is correct that it will give an error message … unless you check “Check for network” but even than you will get an error message.
      I could, in a next version, add an option to optinally not display an error message when a network cannot be found of course.
      I can see the practical application in your example. In other cases I’d assume the user would like to know.



  • Oct 24, 2015 - 2:21 PM - Wolfgang Comment Link

    Hella Hans, yes that would be great. Whenever a network is present, CMN will connect, if not, then nothing will happen. At least having that as an option would be very convenient. Thanks!



    • Oct 24, 2015 - 2:56 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      I just started digging in the code and suddenly realized something.
      What would we want CMN to do when it’s connected to a different network?

      Right now I detect if there is any network.
      So if you are connect to another network, it will still try to connect and produce an error message (the error message is generated by Mac OS, not by CMN).

      I could make more complicated by testing for a particular network connection, but that might be undesired or tricky (for example: same network, WiFi vs Ethernet).

      So for now I’ll just try to mount (if detect network is checked) only if the network exists. Would that work?



  • Oct 24, 2015 - 3:00 PM - Wolfgang Comment Link

    Ideally, CMN would connect to any network that is present and defined in CNM. But your option in your last sentence would be sufficient for my jobs.



    • Oct 24, 2015 - 3:46 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Alright, then I’ll implement this (optional user setting);

      Option to check for an available network, with sub options:
        – Recheck if it fails after X seconds
        – no messages when it fails to find a suitable network.

      So, IF a network exists, it will try to connect, and might still show an error.
      However, if there is no network, you can set it to quietly fail. 

      Thanks Wolfgang! I’ll let you know when I have a new version available. Probably tomorrow some time in the morning .



    • Oct 25, 2015 - 5:35 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      I just posted an update which hopefully is to your liking.

      You can enable network detection before mounting (or SSH), with the optional wait for X seconds to do a second attempt.
      Additionally do not show an error message when there is no network.

      Hope you like it! 



  • Oct 25, 2015 - 12:30 PM - Wolfgang Comment Link

    Very cool Hans, thanks! I’ll do some testing and if I should come across any errors, I’ll let you know.



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