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Timeout with telnet transport

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Describe the bug Unable to open a telnet session using nornir-scrapli, getting socket.timeout: timed out

To Reproduce Steps to reproduce the behavior:

  1. Configure scrapli transport parameters as follows: host.connection_options["scrapli"] = ConnectionOptions( extras={ "auth_secondary": "XXXX", "port": 23, "transport": "telnet", } ) Execute a nornir tasks to connect and it immediately thows socket.timeout (from telnetlib library?)

  2. What you’re connecting to (vendor, platform, version)

Cisco switch, WS-C3750G-24T, (old code: 12.2(35)SE5)

  1. Anything else relevant

Simple script using telnetlib also throwing timeout using example script

`import telnetlib

HOST = “hostname” timeout=5

tn = telnetlib.Telnet(HOST, timeout=time_out) tn.set_debuglevel(100)



Expected behavior Should establish telnet connection

Stack Trace Traceback (most recent call last): File "/redacted/.venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/nornir/core/", line 99, in start r = self.task(self, **self.params) File "/redacted/.venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/nornir_scrapli/tasks/core/", line 58, in send_configs_from_file scrapli_conn ="scrapli", task.nornir.config) File "/redacted/.venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/nornir/core/", line 494, in get_connection self.open_connection( File "/redacted/.venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/nornir/core/", line 546, in open_connection File "/redacted/.venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/nornir_scrapli/", line 105, in open File "/redacted/.venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/scrapli/driver/base/", line 84, in open File "/redacted/.venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/scrapli/transport/plugins/telnet/", line 152, in open self._handle_control_chars() File "/redacted/.venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/scrapli/transport/plugins/telnet/", line 127, in _handle_control_chars c = self._read(1) File "/redacted/.venv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/scrapli/transport/plugins/telnet/", line 192, in _read return self.socket.sock.recv(n) socket.timeout: timed out

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OS (please complete the following information):

  • OS: Ubuntu 20.4
  • scrapli version: 2022.7.30
  • Python 3.8.10

Additional context

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created a year ago
  • Comments:5 (4 by maintainers)

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carlmontanaricommented, Aug 27, 2022

Going to close this and handle all the follow up in #253! thanks a bunch @egreenspan2 for reporting and for the work @haccht !


hacchtcommented, Aug 26, 2022

Hi! I also had a same issue, and created PR to fix this problem. #253 Is it possible to be reviewed or get an advice about this please?

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