VirtualBox

Ticket #1851 (new enhancement)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

Telnet connection to VM's com port

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

Description

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  http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/1850 will lead to fully automated installtion and testing of VirtualBox.

Attachments

pyserver Download (1.8 KB) - added by ducarm1 6 years ago.

Change History

Changed 6 years ago by ducarm1

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Technologov

+1.

GNS3 network simulator would also benefit from this feature.

-Technologov

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by Technologov

A Duplicate found: wish #2693

-Technologov

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