The telnetlib Module

The telnetlib module provides a telnet client implementation.

Example 7-31 connects to a Unix computer, logs in, and then retrieves a directory listing.

Example 7-31. Using the telnetlib Module to Log In to a Remote Server

File: telnetlib-example-1.py

import telnetlib
import sys

HOST = "spam.egg"

USER = "mulder"
PASSWORD = "trustno1"

telnet = telnetlib.Telnet(HOST)

telnet.read_until("login: ")
telnet.write(USER + "
")

telnet.read_until("Password: ")
telnet.write(PASSWORD + "
")

telnet.write("ls librarybook
")
telnet.write("exit
")

print telnet.read_all()

[spam.egg mulder]$ ls
README os-path-isabs-example-1.py
SimpleAsyncHTTP.py os-path-isdir-example-1.py
aifc-example-1.py os-path-isfile-example-1.py
anydbm-example-1.py os-path-islink-example-1.py
array-example-1.py os-path-ismount-example-1.py
...

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ISBN: 0596000960
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Year: 2000
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