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Automating Telnet and SSH

Exscript is a Python module and a template processor for automating network connections over protocols such as Telnet or SSH. There are two ways for using Exscript:

  1. The Exscript command line tool with the Exscript template language for simple automation tasks.
  2. The Exscript Python module if you need the flexibility of a programming language.

Exscript supports logging, reporting, templates, emulators, config file handling, and many more tools for sysadmins. The Python module even comes with an integrated Telnet server and SSH2 server, so you can easily test your Telnet or SSH script against an emulated device!

Further Information

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