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Old 12-29-2008, 03:20 AM   #1
Hailey's_Comet
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Post interactive telnet/netcat script help


I am wondering if it is possible to write an interactive script to run telnet or nc. I want to write a graphical front end with menus (default selections and such) for point and click... a telnet server is on the other end.

The issue I have is that the connection can't be broken once started. I can't have a program flow like this:

Code:
first:
 (item 1 selected)
   telnet << item1script
   (connection broken)
then:
 (item 3 selected)
   telnet << item3script
   (connection broken)
The script has to flow like this:

Code:
start_telnet
 (item 1 selected)
   send_command_1
   receive_data
   display_data
 (item 4 selected)
   send_command_4
   receive_data
   display_data
 (item 1 selected)
   send_command_1
   receive_data
   display_data
 (quit selected)
   connection_broken_and_quit
Is this at all possible? Maybe someone already has this capability written? I have been on google for hours... Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

Last edited by Hailey's_Comet; 12-30-2008 at 01:50 AM.
 
Old 12-29-2008, 03:58 AM   #2
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BTW: the interaction has to be dynamic, as the next choice is determined by the return data. I am using this to control the target host in an unusual way, and the menued script allows for far less typing on my part - also, it will allow others to have the same setup without difficulty.

Last edited by Hailey's_Comet; 12-30-2008 at 01:43 AM.
 
  


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