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Hans Vlems
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On 6 sep, 02:42, Don't make my brown eyes China Blue
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
> *Hans Vlems <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> > I'm asked to write a program that runs on a Windows or Linux host and
> > must set up a telnet connection to a network device. This network
> > device understands very basic commands (one or two letters) and
> > produces output, depending on the command. The proud owner of this hi-
> > tech device doesn't want to initiate a session from the command prompt
> > but rather run a program that issues the same command(-sequence) every

> This sounds like a job for expect, which runs on multiple platforms. You can
> also do this in plain Tcl and other scripting languages which offer a uniform
> network interface for a variety of platforms beyond unices and Windows.
> For Tcl and expect help you can try comp.lang.tcl.
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Given what others wrote about portability of a program I decided to
stick to
Windows and try the socket approach. If it can't be done easily in C
then the
person who asked for help is just as qualified to learn Python or Tcl
as I am.
And has plenty more time too
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