I know this is old question, but I cant find anything on google. Is there any good software for centrally scripting telnet and ssh? Basically the following components: Telnet/SSH client, GUI, Server & Switch detection and support, pre-defined script templates, error reporting, logging, authenticating, and it's universal and not product specific. ps. It's not product discussion, but a tool / solution question.
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If I understand the question properly, Expect is the answer. You can even see some telnet and ssh examples on its Wikipedia page.
Here is for example a simple Expect script that prints the environment variables on a remote server: