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Coldfusion to automate telnet session.

Posted on 2003-11-04
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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.  
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by:TravisWonder
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BTW, this needs to run server side, not client side.  I've found several that will work as Java Applets, but ultimately this needs to run as a scheduled task.
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by:substand
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this is not possible using cf.
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i should say its not possible using cf alone... you could probably write a normal program to do it, then use cf to call that program.  i invite anyone to correct me if i'm wrong. but 140k points say I'm not.
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I purchased a program called Kermit and it works great.  
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