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arvind.rjh 05-06-2011 04:11 AM

Need EXPECT package for RHEL 5 to TELNET a server.
Please can anyone guide me to find and install EXPECT package in RHEL5 to TELNET servers.

xeleema 05-06-2011 05:27 AM


For starters "EXPECT" doesn't let you "TELNET" into SERVERS. It's actually a SCRIPTing Language.

In order to setup TELNET, you would have to install the RPMs for TELNET;

To find out if they're installed, do an "rpm -qa | grep telnet" and look for the following;


For example, I show the below RPMs are already installed.


Now if you're trying to learn how to use expect to telnet into a server, well I would suggest reading the man page for remsh and rsh.

(Well, actually, I'd thrash you soundly for not using ssh, then I'd ask you if I had "google" written across my forehead, followed by removing your root privledges on my servers so you can't make a bigger mess of the network.)

arvind.rjh 05-07-2011 07:10 AM

Thanks Xeleema
Thanks Xeleema,

I checked as directed by you and got a single line "telnet-0.17-39.el5".I will manage to use EXPECT in programming language.Please help me to find RPM on net.I want to make use of EXPECT to login the servers on LAN.

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