I am having problems with the Telnet module.

Here is my test script:


require ‘net/telnet’

tn = ‘Host’ => ‘matilda’,
‘Prompt’ => ‘$’ ) { |s| puts s }
tn.login(‘sheam’, ‘my_pass’) { |s| puts s }
tn.cmd( ‘ls -l’ ) { |s| puts s }

exit 0

If I run this to a solaris telnet server (from a linux box), I get the
greeting message and a prompt (not my specified prompt, but that is ok).
But my command is never executed, and a timeout occurs. I do not get
the ‘>>>LOGIN COMPLETE’ message.

If I run this to a WinXP telnet server (from a XP box), I get this:

Trying fifastbuild1…
Connected to fifastbuild1.

Welcome to Microsoft Telnet Service



Then, a timeout. It appears that my password is not actually being
Ultimately it is the WinXP server that I want to connect to. I was
just fooling with my solaris and linux box for further testing.

I tried chaning the login line to tn.login(‘user’), followed by a
tn.puts(‘password’), but it still did not get past the tn.login() line.



Ok, the following works.


require ‘net/telnet’

l_prompt = “Documents and Settings”

tn = ‘Host’ => ‘matilda’,
‘Prompt’ => />$/m ) { |s| puts s }

tn.waitfor(/login:/i) { |s| puts s }
tn.puts(‘Testing’){|s| puts s}

tn.waitfor(/password:/i) { |s| puts s }
tn.puts(‘password’){|s|puts s}

#this line is MS specific
tn.waitfor( /Welcome/i ) { |s| puts s }

tn.cmd( ‘dir’ ){|s| puts s}

exit 0

So the module was not picking up on the prompts. I thought the Prompt
variable was to specify what I wanted my prompt to look like, not the
prompt which the module looks for to determine EOT. Properly setting
the Prompt value makes the ‘cmd’ function work. But I still have to do
the login manually. Also, I have to have the correct Prompt value for
each machine/user/os.

Am I doing something wrong?



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