Coldfusion to automate telnet session.
Posted on 2003-11-04
Hello, I'm an extreamly good CF developer, but fairly new to Telnet situtations. What I need to do is buy, or get the code from somewhere to allow ColdFusion to automate a telnet session. Connect to a dial up BBS (ANSI) (preferably through TAPI), navigate through some menus, until it gets to a point, and initiate a file upload X/Y/Z modem all acceptable, after the file is uploaded, navigate it's way out again, and sign off, and disconnect. In a different script (or what ever it would be called) I would like to connect again, navigate it's way to a certain point and initiate a download, then navigate it's way out and disconnect.
I have tried CFExecute with almost every Telnet app with scripting I can find, but because they do not self terminate CFExecute chokes. I have looked high and low for a Java Servlet, or COM object. I can find Java Applets, but this need to run server side, not client side.