Hotclient - Hotwire Internet Service Authentication Client
why am I here?
You will be interested in this page only if you are a user of Hotwire broadband internet services or a developer with lots of free time on their hands. If you are not one of these you are in the wrong place and maybe my favourite search engine can help you find the right one.
Hotclient is an authentication client for users of Hotwire Internet connections. Currently hotclient is available as
Hotwire - Internet Private Limited is an ISP which provides 24-7 always on Internet connections. You can visit them at http://www.hotwireindia.net. I do not claim any affiliation with Hotwire or Primus Telecommunications India Limited (the parent company) or anybody else thereof. I am just a user of Hotwire services and promise to abide by their terms of usage/service.
People would ask wasn't the authentication software provided by Primus good enough. Well their software can be got from their website at http://hotwireindia.net/Hotwire.exe. Other clients are available as well at the below links
But I have a actual 24-7 connection. Whenever the network fails or the server goes down for a reboot all these clients just exit out of the program.
Well .....Hello! I'm not at my desk at all times. What I needed was a client which picks up the connection as and when it becomes available again so that my downloads would continue. Hence the first version for Linux was born (I'm better at gcc than VC, besides i don't actually have a valid copy of VC). The Perl version started and was finished on the same day.
Once I did that well I just went ahead and did the same for Windows. Both the GCC and Win-GCC versions are shell based programs.
Usage and Features
Current features are very basic. If you have the binary version you just go to your command/shell. and type
hotclient <username> <password> <Server-IP> [Persist]
username : your username
password : your password
Server-IP : xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (like mine is 188.8.131.52)
Persist : is an optional argument which when set reconnects after being disconnected for a minute.
Well the next order of business is a GTK and a graphical windows version. after that well