clogin to reverse telnet on console

john heasley heas at
Fri May 16 18:24:22 UTC 2003

Wed, May 14, 2003 at 09:06:18PM -0700, Mike Ethridge:
> Greetings all.  I have a cisco 3640 with three NM-32A's acting as a 
> terminal server for several other routers and switches.  One in particular 
> is my external Internet router.  Now I'm trying to add the Internet router 
> to rancid, but since I can't telnet net to it, I can only access it's 
> console via reverse telnet to the terminal server, it's been very difficult.
> What is happening is when you telnet to the terminal server, you have to 
> press enter at least once before you get the console login prompt from the 
> Internet router.  So, clogin doesn't get the typical telnet login prompt so 
> it times out.
> Any suggestions on how to get this working?
> --ME

thought about this for a while.  clogin could be changed to permit a
pre-login-sequence command via the .cloginrc, eg: "\r".  i can see
this being useful for a few platforms.

but, is it possible to define a chat-script that sends \r when the
async line is opened or connected?

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