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Re: [QF-Test] Any support for windows based SSH or Terminal from within QFTest

  • Subject: Re: [QF-Test] Any support for windows based SSH or Terminal from within QFTest
  • From: Gregor Schmid <Gregor.Schmid@?.de>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:51:04 +0200

Hi Sean,

I just came across a pure Java SSH implementation (client and server)
as a sub-project of Apache MINA:


Best regards,

Gregor Schmid <Gregor.Schmid@?.de> writes:

> Hi Sean,
> last time I looked there wasn't ssh support in Jython and telnet
> didn't work due to lack of native modules. With Jython 2.5, telnet
> might work, but I don't think ssh is an option.
> You can always look for native Java libs that can handle ssh or telnet
> and use Jython to work their API. If security is not an issue, there's
> a Java-based telnet server called PWTS that works well on Windows.
> On the other hand: Instead of scripting all that yourself, why not use
> expect itself on the target machines and just run expect from QF-Test?
> It should even be possible to run the QF-Test daemon on the remote
> hosts and use the qfs.daemon.startRemoteSUT procedure to launch the
> expect script, then wait for it to finish, handle its exit code and
> output just as if it were a locally started process.
> Best regards,
>     Greg
> Sean Cook <qftest@?.net> writes:
>> I'm currently working on a windows test head and need to investigate having a test or script from
>> within QFTest make a call or perform an ssh to a remote system and then would need to utilize
>> "basic" expect functionality. If there were a python module that could be installed and utilized
>> from within QFtest, that might be acceptable. Maintenance of the test heads is obviously more
>> difficult as they are currently Windows based and some are individual laptops.
>> Does QFTest have anything builtin with the current jython/groovy modules? 
>> Has anyone done anything similar? Does anyone have recommendations?
>> Cheers,
>> Sean Cook

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