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# 1  
Old 03-16-2005
connecting to Unix from windows - help

I have a requirement like -
I need to connect to specific Unix machine.That machine authenticates the user who is logging in. I am accessing from XP machine.
Is possible to supply the Username & Password along with Host name and port, from Windows command prompt? If so how?
# 2  
Old 03-16-2005
If the target UNIX machine is running the telnet daemon, you can just telnet in from the Windows command prompt


telnet hostname port

You'll then be prompted for a user name and password. If no port is specified it'll try the standard telnet port (23).

If you're using SSH on the server, then download a free SSH client such as PuTTY.

# 3  
Old 03-17-2005
I would first like to thank you for the quick response. I guess I haven't projected the exact problem. I was using it in the same way as you said.
c:> telnet x.x.x.x 23

Thing is...I need to check the connectivity to different hosts, and all of them require authorization.We were checking them in the same way - first connect to the host,then supply the username & password. And then check for the remaining hosts similarly.It takes atleast 1-2 mins to test each host.We have to check different host with different login credentials. Also, this is a repetitive process which has to be done from time to time. So, this is consuming a lot of time.Is there any alternative to reduce this time taken?
I am looking for, if it is possible to write a batch file for it, but upto now I couldnot makeout any thing.

Also I have very little knowledge of Unix.

# 4  
Old 03-17-2005
You could use something like expect for windows or python and write a script to automate this.
# 5  
Old 03-21-2005
Do you have to use 'telnet' to test connectivity to differnet hosts ?

You can use 'ping' as well. Right ?

Just have a thought ... ;
# 6  
Old 03-28-2005
I guess, from 'ping' command we can find only whether the host is reachable or not. But I dont think, the login crendiatials can be authenticated through this command.....
# 7  
Old 03-31-2005
you can also use ftp on cygwin ... (substitute 1st jack with the username and the 2nd jack with the password) ... i would suggest you ping the host first though ...

root_myserver:/home/scripts # ftp -inv << GO
> open icehost
> user jack jack
> bye
> GO
Connected to icehost.
220 This system is for company related use only. Use may be monitored.
331 Password required for jack.
530 Login incorrect.
Login failed.
221 Goodbye.
root_myserver:/home/scripts #

Last edited by Just Ice; 03-31-2005 at 11:27 AM.. Reason: "<<" here document not supported on windows
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