Ticket #1851 (closed enhancement: fixed)
Telnet connection to VM's com port
|Reported by:||ducarm1||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 1.6.2||Keywords:||telnet, com port|
Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)
This would be appreciated by many people trying to automate VBox installations and VM testing.
Proposal: another option in COM port, like Host Pipe but lets say Host Port which will forward everithing from VM's ttya to some TCP port. User than can telnet to that port on host machine and with for example expect automate installation, machine configuration, running of tests, or whatever.
I have written small python server which simulates this behaviour. it is in attachment. it is just some quick proof of concept written in 10 mins. it is using Host Pipe configuration and is simply reading from unix socket configured there and formwarding everithing to TCP, same can be done with program called socat. there are still some issues though. Like sending inputs twice.