Off late, I've had to write a lot of applications that require me to use Telnet sessions into different network elements, usually through different gateway access points. I've used the Net::Telnet module from CPAN which works really well for directly Telnetting into devices. However, there have been a lot of times where I've run into buffering issues especially when hopping through gateways which change terminal types. Unfortunately - I've found no dynamic way to change terminal types with them and stay in sync and have ended up having to write filters for any data retrieved back on more than one occassion....
From your expereinces, what other methods other than Net::Telnet are around to establish Telnet sessions from within a Perl application?
Suggestions are appreciated! Thanks in advance!
/Gridlock a.k.a. Debashis
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