> > I'm looking for a program which logs onto a remote site, does it's thing
> > and gets back off, all using expect/send strings much like the chat
> > program in UUCP... Is there a program which does this and allows me to
> > log the session?
> I am not sure what you mean by "does its thing"; that is, what you want
> it to do once you have logged in, and what kind of connection you want:
> kermit, ppp, or slip or some other communications package.
> I shall assume you wish to establish either a SLIP or PPP connection.
> For either of these you can use DIP. For the PPP connection you can
> also use /usr/sbin/chat. This script accompanies the pppd distribution.
> Both packages use the expect/send sequencing, but DIP uses its own
> scripting language and does not depend on the CHAT programme.
> DIP's programming language is also much richer than CHAT's, although it
> is poorly documented. DIP is also very robust in the sense that it
> prepares the modem for use and leaves it in a sane state after exit.
> DIP has the "drawback" of requiring its loggin script to be in the
> current directory; at least I have not found a way around what some
> might consider to be an inconvenience. I have both methods set up and I
> find myself defaulting to the DIP method since I always land in the
> directory where the DIP script lives.
No, actually, I'm not looking for that at all. I'm looking for a
chat(1U) like program which establishes a telnet session, runs the chat
like script, then disconnects from the host. For example: an automatic
script to download flight weather information off of an NWS/FAA site.
chat(1U) = /usr/sbin/chat
The assumption is that the Internet connection is already established.
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