Launching a telnet session from a process

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Wed Jan 17 19:41:53 UTC 2007

On Jan 17, 2007, at 10:49 AM, Michael P. Soulier wrote:

> On 1/17/07, Kailas Ramasamy <ramadas at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> How do I launch a telnet session from a process and tell that  
>> session to
>> use console port (/dev/console) for stdin and stdout?. Appreciate  
>> your help.
>> I read through fork() and exec() man pages but it is not mentioned  
>> there.
> Personally I'd use expect around the telnet, and then send the output
> to any file desired.
> Mike
> -- 
> Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at>
> "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It  
> takes a
> touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite  
> direction."
> --Albert Einstein

What about "telnet < /dev/console &1> /dev/console"? See: <http://>.

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