I have been playing with a script to effectively write my own PAN user agent for a rather specific reason.
I can confirm that my script generates a valid xml script and I can post it via the api browser and see that the IP address and new username correlate.
The bit where I get stuck is getting cURL to post the the xml file to the api. I am using the following command:
curl --insecure --form firstname.lastname@example.org "https://192.168.1.1/api/?type=user-id&action=set&key=INSERT-KEY-HERE"
and receive the following error back:
<response status = 'error' code = '400'><result><msg>No file uploaded</msg></result></response>
any help would be much appreciated thanks!
also, when I try this:
wget --no-check-certificate --post-file output.xml "https://192.168.1.1/api/?type=user-id&action=set&client=wget&file-name=output.xml"
the file is processed by the api and I can see the user to ip mapping, however wget continues to retry the command as it is expecting a response
I know this is a ridiculous sounding hack, but couldn't you simply set wget's 'retries' option to 1 and call it a day?
‘-t number’ ‘--tries=number’ Set number of retries to number. Specify 0 or ‘inf’ for infinite retrying. The default is to retry 20 times, with the exception of fatal errors like “connection refused” or “not found” (404), which are not retried.
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