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Re: Alarm and Telnet issues

by themage (Friar)
on Dec 27, 2006 at 16:59 UTC ( #591886=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Alarm and Telnet issues

Hi pubscout,

Your code probably is not working because Net::Telnet uses internly alarm and $SIG{ALRM} to handler timeouts itself.

You should use the Net::Telnet timeout instead.

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Re^2: Alarm and Telnet issues
by pubscout (Initiate) on Dec 27, 2006 at 20:04 UTC
    Bummer. I guess that means that there is no trivial way to have a global timeout when using Net::Telnet.

    Thanks for the help!

      Well, no lightweight trivial way.
      use POSIX (); $SIG{USR1} = sub { ... }; unless(fork) { sleep(4); kill(POSIX::SIGUSR1(), getppid()); exit; }

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