Hi Marius

Thanks for the feedback.  I missed including midas.dll as an oversight, on my part.  I welcome the advice and will document it in the readme.  I have already compiled a version with the midas dependency removed, ie , midas.dll  linked statically into the dll. 

I will release a new version during the weekend, which will also fix the null conversion error.  The reason it croaks on first startup with no records, is because the record filtering portion of the code didn't check if the parent table had any records when it tries to find the associated child records.  I saw that error, two days after the release, and fixed it, just haven't released the update yet, because the error  isn't fatal, and I wanted to add some other functionality  as part of the update. 

I would really like to thank you for the time and effort you have put into the feedback, it is really appreciated.

Regards Sean

On Feb 7, 2008 10:11 PM, Marius Rugan <mariusrugan@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Sean & list

regsvr32 trick works, (sorry for beeing a dumbass and not figuring out earlier) - i know it's alpha but i'm already distributing it to
people accessing my firewall - think should be in a readme.txt 

I've searched the system for midas.dll (might be hiding with earlier tests of fwknop), no luck.
Also tested unregistering the dll via /u switch and moved the _fwknopclient_ folder to different locations outside system's path
works ok, without registering it again. Think it's a registry typical problem.
 
(works almost ok :) see below)

seems when you delete all the hosts records, upon starting the client again - fires up the screenshoted error:
"Could not convert variant of  type (Null) into type (String)"


On Feb 7, 2008 8:47 PM, Sean Greven <sean.greven@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi there Marius

I have failed to replicate this problem in a vmware fresh install of winxp

Can I ask you to try re-register midas.dll by running

regsvr32 <path_to_midas.dll>\midas.dll

And to perhaps post the results?

Regards Sean

On Jan 30, 2008 3:41 PM, Marius Rugan <mariusrugan@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,

This goes pretty much for Sean, but think the mailing list is the proper place for "advertising" bugs.
concerning fwknopclient.exe version 1.8.2.8 advertised as fwknop-client-1.8.3-alpha.zip

There is an error on Windows XP SP2 regarding midas.dll
It doesn't load the dll. The Dependency Walker is "happy" with the dependencies required by the exe,
still - the error pops up.
midas.dll was placed in the same folder as the exe

Errors:
Error loading MIDAS.dll
If press ok - the client starts but there is zero to none functionality - "Cannot perform this operation on a closed dataset" when trying to save a knock setting;

DLL's used:

midas.dll - http://www.dlldll.com/midas.dll_download.html
other versions: http://www.distribucon.com/download/midasd2006.zip

Attached: the screenshots from the Dependency Walker for the exe if they represent any support in sorting out the bug.

Remembered i tested an earlier version - worked like a charm.

Please advise.
Thanks for your effort.

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