Ticket #1851 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Telnet connection to VM's com port

Reported by: ducarm1 Owned by:
Component: VM control Version: VirtualBox 1.6.2
Keywords: telnet, com port Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other

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.

This with adition to ticket will lead to fully automated installtion and testing of VirtualBox.


pyserver Download (1.8 KB) - added by ducarm1 11 years ago.

Change History

Changed 11 years ago by ducarm1

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Technologov


GNS3 network simulator would also benefit from this feature.


comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Technologov

A Duplicate found: wish #2693


comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Description modified (diff)

There is a TCP option for the serial port for quite some time now, closing as fixed.

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