Configuring BlueZone

Chapter 5

BlueZone Command Line Switch Support


Opening BlueZone Sessions from the Registry with the /S Command Line Switch

BlueZone sessions may be started out of sequence by using the /Sx Command Line Switch where x is the session identifier.  Right clicking on the BlueZone Icon produces the icon Property Sheet.  The Property Sheet displays the command BZMD.EXE, which is executed when the icon is double-clicked.  Adding /S3 to the end of the command, so it reads BZMD.EXE /S3, starts Session S3 without Session S1 or Session S2 being started first.  If a configuration for Session S3 is not in the registry, (when using registry mode only) the session will be created with default settings.

NOTE  The BlueZone Session Manager allows sessions to be launched out of sequence.  The Command Line Switches may be used for specific applications where the BlueZone Session Manager is not installed.  Desktop icons created by the BlueZone Session Manager use the /Sx Command Line Switch to launch the associated session.  Right click on a desktop icon to view or modify the command line.

SEE  The BlueZone Command Line Switch Table for more information.


Opening a Saved Configuration File with /F Command Line Switch

Similar to the Session Command Line Switch feature that allows the user to open a specified session number, the /Fx, where x is the configuration file name.  The /F Command Line Switch loads the specified configuration file.  BZMD.EXE /FCONFIG1.ZMD launches the BlueZone Mainframe Display and loads the configuration file named CONFIG1.ZMD.

This Command Line Switch may be used with the session Command Line Switch, /Sx, where x is the session identifier, to load a specified session number and a specified configuration file.  BZMD.EXE /S9 /FCONFIG1.ZMD launches session S9 and loads the configuration file named CONFIG1.ZMD.

NOTE  The BlueZone Session Manager allows saved configuration files to be loaded during session creation or launch.  The Command Line Switches may be used for specific applications where the BlueZone Session Manager is not installed.

SEE  The BlueZone Command Line Switch Table for more information.


Saving a Configuration File to the Registry with the /Q Command Line Switch

Used in conjunction with the /Sx and /Fx Command Line Switches, the /Q Command Line Switch loads the configuration file specified with the /F without launching BlueZone.  This is useful when performing remote administrator installations where the configuration must be loaded from a batch file or DOS session.

BZMD.EXE /S9 /FCONFIG1.ZMD /Q loads the configuration in CONFIG1.ZMD into the session S9 Registry Key without launching BlueZone.

SEE  The BlueZone Command Line Switch Table for more information.


Prompting for an LU or Device Name with the /L Command Line Switch

When the /L command line switch is used, the user will be prompted to enter an LU Name or Device Name which is then sent to the host during the connection negotiation.  If an LU Name or Device Name is specified after the /L switch, the name specified will automatically be entered into the current TN3270 or TN5250 configuration.  This switch is designed to be used with BlueZone Web to allow a single configuration file to be distributed to all users yet allow individual LU or Device names to be specified.

SEE  The BlueZone Command Line Switch Table for more information.


Starting a BlueZone Session with a Dialog Configuration File with the /R Command Line Switch

It is possible to start a BlueZone session with a specific Dialog Configuration file.  This is accomplished by using the /R command line switch.

For example, if you wanted to start a BlueZone Mainframe session with a particular keyboard map file, use the /R command line switch to load a particular BlueZone Keyboard Map File that you created.

Since BlueZone supports more than one type of Dialog Configuration File, you can load multiple Dialog Configuration Files by using multiple /R commands.

The following is an example of starting a BlueZone Mainframe session with three command line switches, illustrating the use of the /S command line switch, designating the session number, and multiple /R command line switches, which designate a Session File and a Keyboard Map File.

"C:\Program Files\SEAGULL\BlueZone\BZMD.EXE" /S10 /Rsession.mds /Rkeyboard.mdk

SEE  The BlueZone Command Line Switch Table for more information.


Controlling SSL/TLS using the /~ Command Line Switch

It is possible to use a Command Line Switch to enable SSL/TLS Encryption or to turn off SSL/TLS Encryption.  This is accomplished by using the /~ command line switch.

For example, if you wanted to start a BlueZone Mainframe session with SSL/TLS Encryption enabled, use the /~2 command line switch to enable SSL/TLS encryption.  The /~2 command line switch has the same affect as placing a check in the Enable Secure Sockets Layer checkbox on the Security tab when you are configuring a host connection.  Any additional SSL or TLS settings that are required, must be set in the BlueZone configuration first.

The following is an example of starting a BlueZone Mainframe session with SSL/TLS encryption enabled.

"C:\Program Files\SEAGULL\BlueZone\BZMD.EXE" /~2

Conversely, if you wanted to start a BlueZone Mainframe session with SSL/TLS Encryption disabled, use the /~0 command line switch to disable SSL/TLS encryption.  The /~0 command line switch has the same affect as unchecking the Enable Secure Sockets Layer checkbox on the Security tab.

The following is an example of starting a BlueZone Mainframe session with SSL/TLS encryption disabled.

"C:\Program Files\SEAGULL\BlueZone\BZMD.EXE" /~0

This feature applies to the following products:

 

BlueZone Secure FTP also supports encryption via command line switches.

SEE  FTP Command Line Switch Support for more information.

SEE  The BlueZone Command Line Switch Table and the BlueZone FTP Command Line Switch Table for more information.


Related Topics:

BlueZone Secure FTP Command Line Switch Support