A Telnet question

Gerhard Häring gerhard.nospam at bigfoot.de
Fri Feb 2 02:15:10 CET 2001


Burkhard Kayser wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I'm a newbie in python. My first application is based on telnetlib and I've
> a problem with unreachable hosts.
> 
> When I try to connect to a host, wich is currently not reachable,
> socket.connect(), wich is invoked by telnet.open(), times out after some
> minutes. How can I change this timeout to some seconds ?
> I tried it under SuSE 7.0.

Sounds like a typical application for the timeoutsocket module,
available at http://www.timo-tasi.org/python/timeoutsocket.py , which I
downloaded, but never used myself ;-) It's a wrapper around the standard
Python socket module with the additional possibility of setting a
timeout. So it might be just what you need.

Gerhard
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