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Re: Telnet using Expect module

by McDarren (Abbot)
on Aug 26, 2013 at 07:57 UTC ( #1050913=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Telnet using Expect module

This does not directly answer your question... but

From the Expect documentation:

"Are you sure there is no other, easier way? As a rule of thumb, Expect is useful for automating things that expect to talk to a human, where no formal standard applies. For other tasks that do follow a well-defined protocol, there are often better-suited modules that already can handle those protocols. Don't try to do HTTP requests by spawning telnet to port 80, use LWP instead. To automate FTP, take a look at Net::FTP or ncftp ( You don't use a screwdriver to hammer in your nails either, or do you?"

In this case, you have a well-defined protocol, and the better-suited module would be Net::Telnet. Have you considered using that instead?

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Re^2: Telnet using Expect module
by salva (Abbot) on Aug 26, 2013 at 09:49 UTC
    Even better would be to connect to the remote host through SSH if possible.

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