From what I understand, security is not a concern in your case.
You may want to have a look at Net::Rexec which does what
you want without the burden of opening and closing a telnet session each time.
It's considered highly insecure, but in these time of
cut-and-paste hackers a telnet daemon is not any better.
For a more secure and pragmatic approach, have a look at
ssh support for Perl.
I haven't tried these modules for secure authentication and remote command execution,
but the ssh command allows that, and so may this code.
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