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telnet in VB

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Is it possible to use telnet in a VB program.  I would like the program to log into a UNIX server, run a script, and log back off.

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by:Maxim10553
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you can shell to the telnet executable Windows ships with and use that.
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by:hes
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Here is an example of a simple telnet client

http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=2839
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by:exelrud
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Get an socket component
telnet is a simple protocol, send data then receive data.
I am not sure but I think one socket component comes with Visual Studio.
Or you can do the socket handling yourself in VB (http://www.15seconds.com/issue/990408.htm)
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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exelrud, i think that you cannot run scripts throught tcp session.
Maybe, with a little work, Maxim10553 would have the answer.
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You can purchase a telnet control from http://www.catalyst.com  I've used it several times myself and it works very well.

If you are running on NT, your can Rexec (remote execute) to the unix box to execute your shell script.
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The rexec command is exactly what I need.  I was unaware that it existed.
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