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Old 09-01-2009
BASH (or else) scripting for Telnet

Hi everybody,

I am thinking on writing a shell script to telnet to Cisco routers, and I am looking for help. I have researched some and could not find much on the topic, or at least much of help anyway...

I read "expect" is one solution, but I am looking for something more flexible, as I might be looking into several different type of responses and actions.

For instance, I may get different prompts when logging in like:

Code:
Username:

or
Code:
Password:

and once I am past login, I might get either:

Code:
hostname>

for a session with no privileges
or
Code:
hostname#

for a session in privileged mode.

And so forth...

Any clues? Smilie
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Old 09-02-2009
I'm not sure what you will find more flexible than expect. It is perfect for this job.

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