Python Script to dial a VPN connection, automate VPN routing table updates.

Joel Lucsy jjlucsy at
Fri Mar 23 22:10:02 CET 2001

try "rasdial /?" at a command prompt

Joel Lucsy (jjlucsy at

"Warren Postma" <warren-postma at> wrote in message
news:FCNu6.66711$A6.13912607 at
> Sorry for the nearly-off-topic nature of this post, but ....
> I work from home now, and there's something in Windows 2000 that's
> annoyingly manual:
> I have a permanent internet connection via @home cable modem, and I "dial"
> through that to create a VPN connection to the office.  The problems are
> two:
> (1) Windows won't accept or save my userid, password and the domain name,
> I have to enter it manually.
> (2) After connecting, I have two default gateways in my routing tables
> (ROUTE PRINT) and I need to update it so only the traffic that is destined
> to the office goes through that interface.  The IP addresses I get given
> different each time, making a batch file insufficient, so voila, a perfect
> use for python.
> So after solving #2 above in Python, I wondered, does anyone know how, in
> Python win32 extensions, one might dial an RAS connection, and if it's
> possible to do so  through the win32 API somewhere or through COM? Then I
> could solve #1 above as well.
> Anyone else think this might make a nice little Python applet if I build
> some more VPN/RAS stuff and maybe even Gui-fy it a bit in wxPython or
> tkInter.
> Warren Postma

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