Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Execute Telnet Commands

Posted on 2001-07-08
4
Medium Priority
?
824 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-03
Hi,

In my website I don't have telnet access.

Is there a way to execute telnet commands using php such as creating or transfering databases ?

Regards,,

0
Comment
Question by:Zuhair070699
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:ykf2000
ID: 6262463
Hi,


You can execute commands in PHP. Try the exec command like

exec("mylsqldump xxx > backup.txt");
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
sweatje earned 200 total points
ID: 6262512
If you really wanted to be dangerous (allowing adhoc exec commands on your system is something you should try to keep to a minimum), make a form with a textbox you enter your command in as shell_command and post to this script:

<?php
exec("$shell_command", $output, $error);  
if (!$error){
     while (list(,$line) = each($output)){
       echo $line, "<BR>\n";
     }
}
?>
0
 

Author Comment

by:Zuhair070699
ID: 6264906
Hi,

I tried the following script but I got error number: 127

========================================================

<?

$shell_command= "mysql -uUserName -pPassword DatabaseName < /home/www/backup/backup.sql";

exec("$shell_command", $output, $error);  
if (!$error){
    while (list(,$line) = each($output)){
      echo $line, "<BR>\n";
    }
}

else{ echo "Error no: ";}
?>

========================================================

Any Idea
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:sweatje
ID: 6267186
One problem is that all commands executed in this manner will be at the security level of the web server (generally nobody).  I believe nobody will have to be able to have read/execure rights on mysql and read rights on /home/www/backup/backup.sql
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Author Note: Since this E-E article was originally written, years ago, formal testing has come into common use in the world of PHP.  PHPUnit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHPUnit) and similar technologies have enjoyed wide adoption, making it possib…
Build an array called $myWeek which will hold the array elements Today, Yesterday and then builds up the rest of the week by the name of the day going back 1 week.   (CODE) (CODE) Then you just need to pass your date to the function. If i…
This tutorial will teach you the core code needed to finalize the addition of a watermark to your image. The viewer will use a small PHP class to learn and create a watermark.
The viewer will learn how to create a basic form using some HTML5 and PHP for later processing. Set up your basic HTML file. Open your form tag and set the method and action attributes.: (CODE) Set up your first few inputs one for the name and …
Suggested Courses

916 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question