Start forticlient VPN only with command line

If your VPN client office using forticlient, you might want to run your VPN client with only command line, so you don’t have to see the small window just for connect your servers from home. With this bash script you can run your forclient VPN client only with CLI. GUI is for loosers.

Install expect first if you’re using ubuntu.

$ sudo apt-get install expect

Then copy this script below and save itInside the script there are some variables like username, password, host, port, that you need to fill.


# Forticlient SSL VPN Client launching script utilizing expect.


# VPN Credentials

if [[ $EUID -ne 0 ]]; then
  echo "This script must be run as root"
  exit 1

if [ -z "$FORTICLIENT_PATH" ]; then
  FORTICLIENT_PATH=`uname -r | grep -q 64 && echo $(locate forticlientsslvpn_cli | grep 64bit) || echo $(locate forticlientsslvpn_cli | grep 32bit)`
  if [ ! -f $FORTICLIENT_PATH ]; then
    echo "Tried to locate Forticlient SSL VPN Cli binary, but failed."
    echo "Specify it at variable FORTCLIENT_PATH"
    exit 1
  echo "Located Forticlient VPN Client at: $FORTICLIENT_PATH"

echo "Killing previous instances of Forticlient SSL VPN client..."
killall -9 $(basename $FORTICLIENT_PATH) 2> /dev/null

cat << EOF > /tmp/expect
#!/usr/bin/expect -f
match_max 1000000
set timeout -1
spawn $FORTICLIENT_PATH --server $VPN_HOST --vpnuser $VPN_USER --keepalive
expect "Password for VPN:"
send -- "$VPN_PASS"
send -- "\r"

expect "Would you like to connect to this server? (Y/N)"
send -- "Y"
send -- "\r"

expect "Clean up..."

chmod 500 /tmp/expect
/usr/bin/expect -f /tmp/expect

rm -f /tmp/expect

After you saved the script, let’s try to run it with sudo mode:

$ sudo &

Increase sound level in Ubuntu with command line

Sometimes it sucks when you listen to music on youtube with very limited sound level after your volume level has reached maximum and you’re using piece of shit earphone. Just go with this command to extend the limitation sound level, it works on ubuntu 14.04:

$ pactl -- set-sink-volume 0 150%

be careful with maximum sounds, can be dangerous for your ears.

How to find out what application that using specific port

Just a case if you want to know some application or service who is running under specific port :

$ netstat -tulpn | grep :80

Sometimes you need to run with sudo to see all services :

$ sudo netstat -tulpn | grep :80

Output :

tcp        0      0    *               LISTEN      1393/nginx.conf

It turns out that 1393 is the pid of service