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ilikejam, you are the biggest help but please forgive me for my extremly limited programming knowledge(I promise will study up on this stuff) but I tried to incorporate this into my little program and I cant seem to get the appropiate output, check it out!
SNIFFERS IP_Address Status Telnet
=========== ================= === ======
Test1.aa.bb.ccc.edu Test1.aa.bb up closed
Test2.bb.cc.ddd.edu Test2.bb.cc up closed
Test3.dd.ff.ggg.edu Test3.dd.ff up closed
Test5.ee.zzz.edu Test5.ee.zz up closed
I know that problem is here:
I need my output to look like this:
SNIFFERS IP_Address Status Telnet
=========== ============ ====== ======
Test1.aa.bb 22.214.171.124 up closed
Test2.bb.cc 126.96.36.199 up closed
Test3.dd.ff 188.8.131.52 up closed
Test5.ee.zz 184.108.40.206 up closed
Last edited by metallica1973; 12-06-2007 at 06:36 AM.
I freakin love you man! next pay check it is done. Here is my finish product with the help of so many great individuals just to name a few(ilikejam,jiliagre,chrism01,acidkeypie,pixellany) keep up the great work.
To be honest, I'd use nmap (packages are available at sunfreeware) - it was designed to do this sort of thing.
This is the script (well, the important bit anyway) I run from cron at 6 every morning - the output is sent to my personal email to give me an early warning in case a machine has fallen over during the night.
for go in `cat $LIST`
/usr/local/bin/nmap -P0 -sT -p22 $go 2>&1 | egrep 'closed|filtered|Failed to resolve' > /dev/null
if [ $? == 0 ]
echo "$go - no ssh"
echo "$go - OK"
$LIST is just a file with a list of hostnames. Most of our hosts have telnet switched off, so I use an open SSH port to tell if the machine's in something resembling a usable state. Just change '-p22' to '-p23' to test telnet instead.
If nmap's not an option, you could do something funky with a sleep->kill after the read in your script to see if the read process is waiting, and take that as a 'yes, telnet's running', but that's a disgusting hack and I feel dirty for even having thought of it.