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Old 07-26-2005, 01:59 AM   #1
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How is it possible to login as root with Perl script and used


I write a perl script under UNIX/LINUX.
The aim of this script is to open a telnet session as ROOT.
To do this, I use the library under perl.
Following is my source code :


use Net::Telnet;
my $fh1,$fh2,$fh3;
$telnet = new Net::Telnet ( Timeout=>10, Errmode=>'die', Prompt=>'/\$ $/i');
$fh1 = $telnet->option_log("optionlog.txt");
$fh2 = $telnet->input_log("inputlog.txt");
$fh3 = $telnet->output_log("outputlog.txt");
$telnet->login('root', '');
print $telnet->cmd('ls');

When I run this script, I have the following message :

timed-out waiting for password prompt at

But when I want to open a telnet session and login as root any password is needed !!!!

I don't understand what is happened ?

Can someone tell me how it is possible do this with under perl script ?

Best regards, @+, Manu
Old 07-27-2005, 05:22 PM   #2
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I don't think you can login as root under telnet. You can using ssh as that is more secure but with telnet there is little in the way of security.


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