I wish to create a Telnet session with VB, be able to read information received, and send commands.
I am currently doing this through a thrid-party software package from FTP Software. This works fine, however, it does require overhead (installation and licensing requirements, etc). I have modified my code to utilize the wininet dll functionality for FTP, but unfortunately it does not appear that Telnet functionality is included in this DLL.
Does anyone have any experience using standard Windows components to provide this functionality in Visual Basic? I have done a bit of research, and it does appear that I may be able to use a third-party package which doesn't require licensing (Expect for Windows, or PHP), but I really want to do this as cleanly as possible.
Thanks in Advance,