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Re: Net::Telnet "unknown terminal type"

by Flexx (Pilgrim)
on Sep 18, 2002 at 16:56 UTC ( #198911=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Net::Telnet "unknown terminal type"


I'd try to run the script locally on the SuSE Box, (against localhost), to see if the 'network' termtype is a Net::Telnet or an AIX thing. Maybe setting $ENV{TERM} = 'vt100' will help, but I don't really belive that myself... ;)

Just my two thoughts on that...

So long, Flexx

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Re: Re: Net::Telnet "unknown terminal type"
by jlee (Initiate) on Sep 18, 2002 at 17:30 UTC
    Thank for the suggestions. Unfortunately it looks like Net::Telnet isn't part of the SuSE distro.

    BTW - Any idea why Net::Telnet isn't included in's module list ( )? Is it because Net::Telnet isn't included in all distro's?

      From the command line you can run perldoc Net::Telnet. That should return some documentation if you can't find it on

      As far as your terminal type problem, I've never run into problems connecting to a remote host with an unknown term type, its ust looks funny, heh.

      -- Can't never could do anything, so give me and inch, I'll make it a mile.

      AFAIK, Net::Telnet is a CPAN module, but it's not part of the standard Perl distribution (that's why it's not on the Perl 5.8.0 Module List). If you search forNet::Telnet at perldoc it's there.

      So long

      AFAIK isn't indexed for even ready for perl5.8.0. If you search for "open", a function that we all know is in perl5.8.0, it won't find it either. is a much better choice for what's "officially" part of CPAN.


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