Manual:The Dude v6/Tools

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Applies to RouterOS: v6.34+


The Tools pane manages the utilities and programs that can be run when right-clicking a device. Tools can be useful for executing custom programs and passing them variables, which can be practically anything the Dude knows about the device.

Built in tools are the following:

  • Ping opens the Ping interface. Uses ICMP echo request packets to determine if host is responsive
  • Traceoute uses ICMP to determine the patch to the selected device
  • SNMP walk uses SNMP walk tool to look for information that is available over SNMP
  • Scan
  • Winbox** opens Winbox utility to connect to RouterOS devices
  • Terminal** Opens Winbox Terminal window to connect to the command line interface of the device
  • Remote connection** Gives ability to connect to some other device from the selected device via various methods
  • Torch** opens Torch interface to display detailed traffic information on selected RouterOS router
  • Bandwidth Test ** opens Bandwidth Test interface, for testing available bandwidth speed to this device
  • Spectral scan** uses RouterOS spectral scan ability to show detailed spectrogram of available Wireless network
  • Telnet connects via standard Telnet protocol
  • Web opens the selected IP address in your default web browser
  • FTP opens a command line FTP connection to this IP
  • Dude connects to a Dude server

** - only works on RouterOS devices

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There are predefined tools, that can't be changed, and you can also add new tools.

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It is possible to edit some of the predefined tools to see how the tools are made, so you can easily add your own. For example the FTP tool:


Adding tools

When adding a new tool, you will be prompted for the following settings:

  • Type - custom tools can only be Execute, ie. run external program with given options
  • Name - whatever you wish to call your new tool
  • Command - the program that will be called and it's parameters. Can insert OID variables
  • Device - Which types of devices will have this tool available


1. Add Winbox to tools:

C:\Users\support\Desktop\winbox.exe [Device.FirstAddress] [Device.UserName] "[Device.Password]"

Alternative, using homepath var

%HOMEPATH%\Desktop\winbox.exe [Device.FirstAddress] [Device.UserName] "[Device.Password]"

2. The following Command shuts down Windows devices that support Remote Shutdown:

c:\windows\system32\shutdown.exe -s -t 30 /m \\[Device.FirstAddress]

3. This calls an ssh connection depending on which operating system you are currently running:

 cmd /C  (IF NOT EXIST \\dude\tools (start z:\usr\bin\nautilus sftp://[Device.FirstAddress] )) 
 && IF EXIST \\dude\tools start  \\dude\tools\WinSCPPortable\WinSCPPortable.exe    

4. Connect to remote PC via UltraVNC client

D:\programs\uvnc\vncviewer.exe -connect [Device.FirstAddress] -password [Device.Password]

5. Open Powershell window and use Windows PSremote feature from The Dude client to access Windows workstations where PSremoting is enabled.

powershell -noexit -command "Enter-PSSession -ComputerName [Device.FirstAddress] -Credential [Device.UserName]"

6. Open ssh terminal via putty

C:\Program Files (x86)\PuTTY\putty.exe -ssh [Device.UserName]@[Device.FirstAddress] 22 -pw [Device.Password]